[OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Mon Feb 21 17:40:38 GMT 2011


Kevin Peat wrote:
> 
> The point isn't whether or not your tool will create correct route 
> relations but what the point of doing that would be. I can understand 
> creating route relations for long distance cycling/hiking paths that 
> people actually want to navigate and historic routes (Route 66 comes to 
> mind as a non-American) but what is the point of creating a route 
> relation for every highway?

Navigation, for starters : turn-by-turn indications are improved by 
being able to mention "turn left on route 35".

Besides, it is static geographic data which fits OpenStreetMap's basic 
purpose, so as long as it does not step on anyone's toes it is relevant 
even if there is only one user.




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