[OSM-talk] Detrimental validation software

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Oct 19 03:36:08 UTC 2014


So, your software could potentially mark every connection between two roads as "roads not connected", leading to having to verify every intersection in the world? Sounds like a very bad design.


On October 18, 2014 2:28:01 PM CDT, Yves <yvecai at gmail.com> 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.
>Yves
>
>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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