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

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 11:39:31 BST 2011

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 11:23 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> if you stored only nodes there would be ambiguity problems in cases
> where several ways connect the same nodes.

You also have ambiguity problem in the other model e.g. when you have
segments in your relation which are not defining a straight line... The
applications using such relations would simply ignore the ones with
ambiguities (e.g. not rendered). That would indicate the mappers what to

> It would also increase
> complexity for editors/mappers tremendously when detaching nodes with
> relations on them from ways.
Detaching intersection nodes is not something usual. At the moment, the
complexity is more on managing ways with an increasing amount of relations
and an increasing amount of segments within the relations for a single

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