Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#3618 new enhancement

Optimize highway geometry as a clothoid part.

Reported by: marek kleciak Owned by: potlatch-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch2 Version:
Keywords: Cc:


The geometry of centerline of highways (and cloverleaf interchanges) are usually parts of clothoid.

The user draw street geometry only very coarse ( 4 or 5 points of clothoid highway). The command:
"Change to clothoid" (shortcut alt+c) draw the better adapted geometry of the road.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by TomH

Which piece of software are you asking for this shortcut to be added to? There are many editors used to edit OpenStreetMap and each has it's own features and key shortcuts...

Are you talking about JOSM? Potlatch? Merkatoor?

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by TomH

I would also add that, at the end of the day, our underlying data model only supports straight line segments so any tools in editors which support easy creation of more complex shapes have to approximate them via straight lines.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by marek kleciak

I think about JOSM and Potlatch. Of course, the mathematic model (clothoid) should be only use to optimize the geometry (like in Potlatch2 the option "make circular". This is the same idea behind.. Do You speak German?

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by TomH

  • Component changed from admin to potlatch2
  • Owner changed from tom@… to potlatch-dev@…
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Well you need to raise bugs separately for JOSM and Potlatch - the JOSM bug tracker can be found here:

Potlatch issues can be raised here, but in the "potlatch2" component please. I will transfer this bug to that component now.

As to German, no I'm afraid I don't really speak enough German to be worth mentioning...

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by marek kleciak

Ok, thank You for your help; I´m new here :o)

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