[OSM-talk] Maximum segment length?

OJW streetmap at blibbleblobble.co.uk
Tue Mar 20 19:07:08 GMT 2007


The longer your segments, the more distortion will be introduced by various 
map projections (including the projection that you're using to correlate 
trackpoints with segments)

So whoever made a 40km segment for some road is saying that it's a Rhumb line 
(constant bearing, as drawn in JOSM), rather than (say) the line of shortest 
distance.







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