[OSM-talk] adding multiple relations (bus routes) to one road

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 10:23:17 BST 2011

2011/7/6 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:
> The alternative is to put the intersection nodes and end-nodes of the route.
> This has the big advantage that ways are not split any more for some
> abstract features like "routes" (and you don't have to add a 2nd relation to
> rebuild the road). But it has the disadvantage that software developers have
> to work a bit before they can render the result.

if you stored only nodes there would be ambiguity problems in cases
where several ways connect the same nodes. It would also increase
complexity for editors/mappers tremendously when detaching nodes with
relations on them from ways.


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