[OSM-talk] Orphaned Relations

Werner Hoch werner.ho at gmx.de
Mon Jul 18 17:07:44 BST 2011

Hi Sarah,

On Sonntag, 17. Juli 2011, Sarah Hoffmann wrote:
> I recently stumbled upon some empty route relations, so I had a
> closer look at the OSM planet and found that there are about
> 10.000 orphaned relations in the database and the number is growing.
> With orphaned I mean relations that have no members and are not
> member of any other relation. Some are completely empty but most
> still have some tags. I have created a list of the relations sorted
> by last editing user here:
> http://osm.lonvia.de/stuff/orphans.html

I'm running a similar analyses on the planet.
Here are my results:

And the wiki article about it:

From time to time I'm talking to creators of empty relations or clean 
them up carefully.

There are quite a few relations which lost there member by accident. 
This relations need to be restored.


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