[OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports

Alex Mauer hawke at hawkesnest.net
Mon Feb 21 17:49:26 GMT 2011

On 02/21/2011 11:26 AM, 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?

Getting highway shields to render, for one.

> No-one gets up in the morning and decides to navigate "State Highway 483"
> from one end to the other and even if they did a decent routing engine could
> create the route on the fly, so adding it to OSM is a waste of time and
> would just add pointless complexity to the data-set.

No one?  Really?  Pretty sure that some people do in fact do this sort 
of thing…

—Alex Mauer “hawke”

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