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[mkgmap-dev] Problem with splitter

From Wolfgang Hammel wolfgang.hammel at gmx.de on Thu Mar 15 00:15:12 GMT 2012

Hi Gerd,

my first thought was also in the direction of option 2)
but yes you are right, the administrative boundaries and the coastlines 
may blow up
the tiles a lot and that may probably also increase processing time in 
mkgmap afterwards.
Option 3) would be the most precise one but I don't know anything about 
internal structure, and this may be complicated and a lot of work because
splitter seems to have no interpretetation of the data it processes up 
to now.

But what about the following option which is a combination of your 
proposals no. 2) and 3) without the need for an additional file.

Enhance splitter in a way that it includes all the ways of a 
multipolygon that finds its way
into the output of a certain tile.
But for the ways it would have dropped up to now only the first and last 
nodes are written
to the output. As these ways always have no node inside the tile, this 
woud give
exactly the same data to mkgmap after the polygons have been clipped by the
tile's bounding rectangle.
The clipping procedure can be done in mkgmap without guessing any 
missing data.
So this would increase the tile size only by a small amout and we have 
all the data
we need in the tile.
But in order to give a consistent and correct osm-data file the 
references to the
dropped nodes should be removed from those ways.
Otherwise we have the same situation as now where the relation of a 
multipolygon contains "dead" references
to the ways that are not included in the tile's file.
As I did not have a look at splitter's code up to now, I'm not sure if this
can be easily implemented.

By the way:
I tried to create a minimal working example where the problem can be 
But this is not finished up to now. What I already know is that 
splitter's algorithm
does not consequently drop all the ways that are outside the tile's 
Maybe you know more details about the criteria splitter uses for 
dropping ways?


Am 13.03.2012 06:59, schrieb GerdP:
> Hi Wolfgang,
> yes, that' s exactly what happens. I see three ways to solve this problem:
> 1) Enhance the logic in mkgmap that guesses how the missing ways completed
> the multipolygon, e.g. by adding a backtracking algorithmn (this is already
> suggested in the code).
> 2) Enhance splitter so that it writes all points and all ways of
> multipolygon to each tile.
> 3) Enhance splitter to write one extra output file that contains only the
> 1st and last point of each way that is part of a multipolygon, and create a
> method in mkgmap that looks for this data when
> it doesn't find the way in the normal input. We need only the end points
> because we use the data only in cases where we know that they are outside of
> the bounding box. Maybe that can be done with osmfilter as well ?
> I did not start coding, but I think option 3) should be easy to do and I
> hope it solves most
> of the problems. Option 2) looks more difficult and will blow up tile sizes
> and CPU cost both in splitter and mkgmap. Option 1) can be done as well.
> Does that sound reasonable?
> Gerd
> Wolfgang Hammel wrote
>> Hi Gerd,
>> when I had the problem some time ago, I did some rough checking on
>> splitters output.
>> What I know so far is, that splitter removes all the ways from a certain
>> tile that have no
>> node inside this tile.
>> The problem arises when a tile boundary divides a multipolyon that
>> consist of normally
>> a lot of different ways. Tile splitter includes the complete relation
>> for that multipolygon
>> in the output including all the references to the ways that
>> mulitipolygon originally consisted of.
>> But as some of the ways are removed from the output, the multipolygon is
>> corrupted and
>> mkgmap is later no more able to correctly reconstruct the part (or
>> parts) of the multipolygon
>> that fall inside the tile.
>> Wolfgang
>> Am 12.03.2012 16:06, schrieb GerdP:
>>> Hi Matteo,
>>> okay, I am able to reproduce the problem (also without the coastfile
>>> parameter).
>>> The log shows some warnings for  relation 541757 (the Lago di Como) , so
>>> I
>>> should be
>>> able to understand what's happening and why it fails.
>>> Gerd
>>> Matteo Gottardi wrote
>>>> 2012/3/12 GerdP<gpetermann_muenchen@>:
>>>>> Hi Teo,
>>>>> I tried to reproduce the problem with mkgmap trunk version r2248, but I
>>>>> get
>>>>> different results, esp. I don't see this flooding.
>>>>> I am using coastlines_europe-120128.osm.pbf, maybe your file is older?
>>>> Hi Gerd,
>>>> my coastlines file was the same as yours, only with a different name :)
>>>> I did some tests. The results were a bit different because of my typ
>>>> and style files.
>>>> Using no typ file, the default style file and passing only
>>>> --generate-sea=multipolygon
>>>> --coastlinefile=coastlines_europe-120128.osm.pbf the result look like
>>>> this: http://www.gomatteo.net/17.png
>>>> PS: I would like to thank all the developers who spends their time
>>>> working on this great project, without mkgmap my gpsmap60c would be
>>>> useless :)
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