[OSM-talk] Detrimental validation software

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Sat Oct 18 20:04:12 UTC 2014


On 2014-10-18 21:28, Yves wrote:
> For users to check if it's an error or not, and to correct if needed.
> QA softwares look at possible error according to automatic rules in
> this exact purpose.

Yes, obviously. But why flag this as a possible error?

Regards,
Maarten


> Le 18 octobre 2014 20:37:21 CEST, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> a
> écrit :
> 
>> On 2014-10-16 18:04, Yves wrote:
>>> Because its the purpose of this particular software.
>> 
>> Not wanting to diminish this search, but why would you show an error
>> 
>> "roads not connected" when they are connected? What is the rationale
>> 
>> behind flagging this as a possible error?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Maarten
>> 
>> On 16 octobre 2014 17:10:03 UTC+02:00, Maarten Deen
>> <mdeen at xs4all.nl>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> On 2014-10-16 15:43, SomeoneElse wrote:
>> On 16/10/2014 14:28, Maarten Deen wrote:
>> On 2014-10-16 15:15, Dave F. wrote:
>> 
>> I had a footpath between them.
>> 
>> So the problem is also that the check is wrong. Apperantly it looks
>> at
>> major roads that are apart, but doesn't see that they are connected
>> by
>> another road.
>> IMHO these cases should not be shown at all.
>> 
>> Quite possibly, but as (Andrew Buck has already said) what really
>> happened here is that a mapper made a mistake.
>> 
>> But he would not have been led there if it wasn't pointed out as an
>> error.
>> 
>> It's not a software
>> problem so much as a human one
>> 
>> I beg to differ. The roads were connected. Why show an error "two
>> roads
>> are not connected" when there is a connection.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Maarten
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