Dear OAM community,
I am forced to suspend further updates of the maps = there will be no more updates for the time being.
Reason: A mapper has begun to “normalise” hierarchies of wheel relations that have been carefully maintained over the years.
This means that the previously common consensus – that the individual cycle relations, such as the Eurovelo routes, consisted of a hierarchy of main (super) relations with individual sub-relations (the countries), each containing all the necessary information – has been destroyed.
Now there are super-relations that are based on other super-relations, relations that cross-reference other relations, etc….
Unfortunately, this cannot be resolved with the hand-programmed tools of the OAM for the time being, as there is no way to resolve the possible cross-nesting of the super/relations 100% conclusively.
For the time being, the Scandinavian maps are affected – but it is foreseeable that this cancer will spread further.
Up to now, I have been able to iron out such improvements to the OSM database relatively quickly and without any major complaints, but now it’s time to take a break.
I am real terrible sorry for the community, my comrades-in-arms @Tobias and @Michael and all those who have contributed to this project in any other way, but at the moment I have reached the point where I simply don’t want to chase after every nonsense like Don Quixote against windmills.
Should something similar to quality control be introduced to OpenStreetMap at some point, I would be happy to become active again.
Have a nice summer
PS: Of course I will remove the donate buttons.
This is a really bad news … a real disaster, I understand Christian’s frustration and I hope he rests and that this mess is solved soon if possible.
OAM maps are REALLY awesome!
I hope to get some good news asap…
Christian, thank you for your work and time spent on this project. I hope a solution can be find shortly. This project cannot die. Please, let us know if we (the community) can help someway.
Did you contact that person making those changes? He’s likely unaware of the negative impact and just wants to help improve the maps.
Have you tried contacting DWG ( https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data_working_group )?
If there is a widescale data damage in OSM, large enough to break data users, then it would be useful to notify them (NOTE: I am unfamiliar with this case and unable to say anything specific to this case)
See also https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/openandromaps-suspended-updates/99147
Very very bad news !
I hope you’ll find a solution, because I cannot imagine how to do without OAM maps … and I’m sure we are thousands to ask ourselves the same question !
Sure that something similar to quality control HAS TO be introduced to OpenStreetMap. It is an invaluable common value, which must be preserved from any degradation, voluntary or not.
Really sad situation…
I hope there will be a solution.
OpenAndroMaps are some of the best Mapsforge maps + themes available!
Cheer up, you will find the solution. Just keep in mind that there are many people who depend on your fabulous cartography. A project like OpenAndroMaps cannot stagnate and it is this type of problem that makes projects strengthen.
Ah sad 😢