[OSM-talk] Flight "paths" in OSM

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Sun Oct 10 07:29:04 BST 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 2:22 AM, Dmitri Lebedev
<siberia.accanto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> please, look at this:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/80906020
> It's a flight "path" from one airport to another. It's absolutely not real
> (aircrafts fly along routes and navpoints more like "zig-zags", not the
> straight grand circle ways).
> Imo this data is garbage. None of these points reflect any real data. A
> grand circle between 2 random airports in the world can be calculated, but
> there's no need to store all the calculated grand circles in the OSM db.
> Any other opinions?

Agreed.  That's a new account.  I'll send a note to the new mapper.

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