[OSM-talk] Potlatch again

Gert Gremmen g.gremmen at cetest.nl
Mon Jan 12 07:32:02 GMT 2009


Thank you Thomas,

The image you provided to prove your solution 
was a complete surprise to me and may contribute to a
solution for this everlasting Potlatch Critic.

You are right, and I am right.

My screen looks entirely different, due to the missed option
(I mean: I missed it and probably also those users that have problems
editing with Potlatch) to show ways as THIN LINES.

Am I right in assuming that Potlatch in default mode shows fat ways
and fat nodes ? Then just changing the default setting
of this switch would improve a lot in editing quality.


And to Richard:

Why react so strong ? 

Instead of cursing  just ask why others 
experience problems and not shoot (screw?) the messenger
especially if he provides proof of editing problems.

Im a mapper, not a coder, and I won't make a Patch for obvious
reasons.

Richard, would you give it a try ?

Set the default to thin lines ?
Add another zoom level for those ****ing detailed crossings  ??


To d
Thanks for putting oil on the waves....


Gert Gremmen
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Openstreetmap.nl  (alias: cetest)

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Thomas Wood [mailto:grand.edgemaster at gmail.com] 
Verzonden: Sunday, January 11, 2009 10:09 PM
Aan: Gert Gremmen
CC: Talk Openstreetmap
Onderwerp: Re: [OSM-talk] Potlatch again

2009/1/11 Gert Gremmen <g.gremmen at cetest.nl>:
> OSM fellows and friends,
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>
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> Sorry for bringing this up again....
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> We have been discussing Potlatch lately.
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> Take a look at this:
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http://tile.openstreetmap.nl/?zoom=18&lat=52.05674&lon=4.33844&layers=B0
000000F
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> and at this :
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http://geo.topf.org/comparison/index.html?mt0=googlehybrid&mt1=mapnik&lo
n=4.3380949&lat=52.0566501&z=18
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> You may notice some anomalies in the way roads and tramway are (not)
> connected.
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> I won't blame the guy who did this!
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> I am sure that the OSM-er who edited this was in good faith, BUT he
used
> Potlatch. :<((((
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> Now charge the same view (copy URL) in JOSM and zoom in.
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> You will see the mess, caused by potlatch being so inaccurate at high
zoom
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> levels (or in fact the lack of a good deep zoom level) that users are
> virtually
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> unable to decently connect roads, and creating a mess by "click and
error".
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> Go to http://openstreetmap.org/edit?lat=52.05599&lon=4.34094&zoom=17
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> And enter Potlatch editor  (IN PLAY MODE) and try to fix the mess: You
can't
> !!!

I just have. In potlatch, in play mode. It took me about 5 minutes.

And here is my proof -
http://flickr.com/photos/grandedgemaster/3188359905/

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> All nodes are overlapping and you need a great deal of experience not
to
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> worsen this crossing.  No problem in JOSM though.
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> Please do not change (repair) anything for a few days so anyone
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> can have a look for it and judge for himself.
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> POTLATCH NEEDS IMPROVEMENT it's not an exception, I see these things
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> every week.
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> Gert
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-- 
Regards,
Thomas Wood
(Edgemaster)




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