[OSM-talk] Indiscrimate layering

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Dec 19 20:15:24 GMT 2008

On 19/12/2008 20:04, Nic Roets wrote:
> Perhaps you can give the list an example (data browser URL) ?


for example.

It's not that important, but if the end of the bridge is close to a 
junction it can be a bit messy sometimes. But the script is making the 
invalid assumption that all bridges without layer tags should have 
layer=1. In all the cases I've seen it has been largely harmless but 
unnecessary and has changed the intent (though I can imagine an obscure 
case of a set of tiered bridges where it could actually make it wrong if 
someone has relied on the default being layer=0, though that would have 
been unwise).

I've changed some of them that I did originally to be explicitly layer=0 
so if this script is looking for bridges with missing layer tags it 
won't change them again.


> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:34 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
>> An anonymous user has being changing all bridges without layer tags to
>> layer=1 in my area. I suspect this is a bot.
>> Because the continuity is better without changing layer along a road,
>> for streams I often set the stream to layer=-1, and leave the layer
>> alone and that is the case in many of these changes.
>> It looks like the change has been made blindly with no real reference to
>>  what the bridge is doing.
>> Humph. I'm going to change a lot of them back, but if this procedure is
>> run repeatedly this will be an edit war where I'm competing with an
>> anonymous robot.
>> (If this is your work - please stop it.)
>> David
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