[OSM-talk] Maximum segment length?

John McKerrell john at mckerrell.net
Thu Mar 22 08:01:19 GMT 2007

On 22 Mar 2007, at 03:16, Scott Walde wrote:

> Lars Aronsson wrote:
>> Scott Walde wrote:
>>   Or should you stick to shorter segments?
> Not for this reason.  To keep the renderers happy, I'm happy to  
> keep my
> segments shorter.  It would be handy, however, to have a function in
> JOSM that would automagically break a long segment into a series of
> appropriately short segments.  It would be simpler, and cleaner than
> manually eyeballing adding nodes to a long segment, or alternatively,
> trying to build a 50km straight line piece by piece.

Not quite what you're after, but there is "Align Nodes in Line", so  
you could add some nodes at random points along your way without  
worrying too much about whether they put bends in the way, then use  
that function to straighten it afterwards.


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