[OSM-talk] Orphaned Relations

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Mon Jul 18 15:22:52 BST 2011


On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 9:51 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> 2011/7/18 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:
> > If you really care about empty relations, you are welcome to submit a
> patch
> > to P2 that automatically deletes relations when they're set to 0 members
> > (and undeletes them if you undo that action), of course!
>
>
> you could have empty relations (no own members) with tags on them that
> are themselves member of another relation and therefore
> usefull/intended without their own members.
>

True, though Sarah did define orphaned relations as "relations that have no
members and are not member[s] of any other relation". Though I'd still say
relations without members (but children of other relations) are meaningless
and don't belong in OSM as they contain no geographic information.
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