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first steps in virgin territory

Posted by lyx on 20 November 2008 in English (English)

I have been making my first steps, apparently being the first one to map at the island of Pantelleria. At least I see no other data except the coastline imported from somewhere.
That brings me to my first problem: The coastline has some kind of triangular inland pond that doesn't exist in reality and happens to overlap with the local castle. I can't get rid of this "pond"; every time I try to delete it, upload of the change fails. Any hints on what to do here?

Location: Via della Torre, Pantelleria, TP, Sicily, Italy (territorial waters)

Comment from njd27 on 20 November 2008 at 15:35

The coastlines are done as a separate process, you'll have to wait a while before your changes to the coast polygon are propagated to the slippy map.

Here's some more info
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Coastline

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Comment from 42429 on 20 November 2008 at 17:16

After deleting (and undeleting) lines, I often lose connection to the database when working with Potlatch. Then I have to click the red triangle two or three times in order to get connected again. This might serve a protection against vandalism.

There are still some nice GPX tracks which have not been edited so far.

Yours FK270673

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Comment from Deelkar on 20 November 2008 at 21:26

use JOSM, it's more clear what it really does with the data IMHO.

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Comment from Minh Nguyen on 21 November 2008 at 01:09

What I often do with stubborn ways is to first remove all their tags, then remove all but the last two points, then shift the focus somewhere else to get the changes to save. Then, once that happens, I delete the rest of the points.

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Comment from lyx on 21 November 2008 at 09:27

Well, I am using JOSM. My problem is not getting the change rendered or to actually delete it, but to upload that change to the server. When I try, transfer takes a loooong time then aborts with a message about "Bad request".

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