[OSM-talk] Invisible coastline errors in Potlatch

Cartinus cartinus at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 31 20:36:11 GMT 2008


On Wednesday 31 December 2008 20:00:24 Peter Miller wrote:
> On 31 Dec 2008, at 18:20, Cartinus wrote:
> > Those Swedish islands show up as errors because they are too small.
> > Anything
> > with a diameter of less than approximately 10 meter shows up as an
> > error.
>
> However the checker explanation doesn't say that
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Coastline_error_checker )
>
> What should one do...
>
> 1) Delete all features smaller than 10 meters
> 2) Keep them in a have loads of people go an investigate false problems
> 3) Make them bigger so the islands as accepted by the coastline checker
> 4) Adapt the coastline checker to that is accepts smaller islands.
> 5) Add a tag to tell the coastline checker to ignore this feature
> because it really is a small island.
>
> I vote for 4), everything else is a cop-out (1 and 3) or will waste
> lots of people time (2) or be confusing (5).
>
> By the way, who maintains the coastline checker and how does one talk
> to the people who maintain the code? Shouldn't there be information
> for all tools about how to report problems, how to request features
> and details of maintaining them?

On Wednesday 31 December 2008 20:13:12 Karl Newman wrote:
> What about 6) Convert tiny islands to a node tagged as a rock or navigation
> hazard.


See this thread for some answers:
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2008-November/031934.html

I've used 2), 3) and almost 6)

-- 
m.v.g.,
Cartinus




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