Regridding a small town

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Regridding a small town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:45 pm

You know those small towns along interstates with a nice square grid, a mix of every type of road direction, and the roads are all wonky, wobbly and bent? Yeah, sometimes, I just must straighten it all.

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Waiting for 300 changes to save is still a pain and will often timeout, but how perfectly straight everything is afterwards makes me smile. :D
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:19 pm

jasonh300 wrote:Doesn't everyone do this???

I dunno. I only do it every so often when when I happen along a rural place while fixing up highways and interstates.
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:26 am

jhfrontz wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:You know those small towns along interstates with a nice square grid, a mix of every type of road direction, and the roads are all wonky, wobbly and bent? Yeah, sometimes, I just must straighten it all.



And, of course, you checked every one of those roads to make sure that they are an actual road, that they are actually two-way or one-way, and that the turn restrictions are all correct, right?

This "wholesale" updating I only do in pretty small towns where 1-way roads are really quite rare, especially in residential areas of small towns. If I feel uncertain about some roads in an area or a town, I will likely skip the town altogether.
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:47 am

jondrush wrote:You'll probably find 15-20 towns like that in Pennsylvania. It would go a lot faster if we had Alan's, kill-all-interior-nodes button. :D

haha! That would be a great button! Unfortunately, in reality it's a combination of good ol'fashioned bridging or pulling junctions apart manually.

In really bad towns, where streets are unnamed, or single blocks are comprised of 5+ segments, some with different names and/or city missing, I find it easier to delete the segments and start from scratch. I only do this to unknown direction roads which is a good indicator that there is little to no speed data yet. You do get fewer points this way, though.

Nacron wrote:Just wait until someone with a phone with bad GPS rides through that town.

True! Although, in this town, there were only 3 or 4 streets which weren't unknown directionality, so, at least as of yet, no one Wazing out there. That gives GPS chip accuracy a chance to increase before this town has more Wazers. :)
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:07 pm

Doesn't everyone do this???
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby jasonh300 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:26 pm

Actually, you go to much more of an extreme than I do, although I have gone through a couple of towns and removed geometry nodes. I don't think I've ever had one with streets as straight as that. I guess since we have a lot of rivers and bayous, the roads tend to follow the waterways so straight roads are non-existent.
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby jasonh300 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:33 am

Note the breaks in the streets where there are dead-ends. Those tend to be filled in on the basemap and will stay that way until someone goes in and deletes them.

When I'm going along the highways and come to a small town, I can always tell when some careless editor with Extended Tools came along and AAD'd the town. There's *always* a few dead-ends like that. Then I have to zoom in and scrutinize the entire town, since there's no visual clues like Unknown direction on the roads that don't exist.
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby jhfrontz » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:25 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:You know those small towns along interstates with a nice square grid, a mix of every type of road direction, and the roads are all wonky, wobbly and bent? Yeah, sometimes, I just must straighten it all.



And, of course, you checked every one of those roads to make sure that they are an actual road, that they are actually two-way or one-way, and that the turn restrictions are all correct, right?

I'm still suffering from someone cutting wide swathes through Ohio enabling all turns/directions without checking anything against reality. Worse, waze users in Ohio are still suffering because of it.
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby jondrush » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:16 pm

You'll probably find 15-20 towns like that in Pennsylvania. It would go a lot faster if we had Alan's, kill-all-interior-nodes button. :D
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Re: Regridding a small town

Postby Nacron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:20 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:You know those small towns along interstates with a nice square grid, a mix of every type of road direction, and the roads are all wonky, wobbly and bent? Yeah, sometimes, I just must straighten it all.

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Just wait until someone with a phone with bad GPS rides through that town.
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