[OSM-talk] Josm: bug in Simplify Way?

Niccolo Rigacci osm at rigacci.org
Mon Jul 14 22:26:39 BST 2008

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 05:42:36PM +0100, Thomas Wood wrote:
> >
> > I use regularly the Simplify Way feature in Josm before uploading
> > tracks acquired at 10 m samples.
> Uploading as vector data to the main database, or as a simplified GPS track?

I do the following:
 - Open GPX in Josm
 - Convert to data layer
 - Remove the unwanted parts
 - Simplify Way
 - Add tags
 - Upload to the main database.

> Don't rely on automated simplifiers for conversion of GPS data, do it by hand.

Why not?

I suppose the algorithm is well known and definited: nodes should 
be removed only if the semplified way does not diverge by a 
predefinite amount.

I see an open ticket to make the simplify tool user adjustable.

Niccolo Rigacci
Firenze - Italy

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