#16537 closed enhancement (duplicate)

The Overpass query wizard should recurse up

Reported by: Penegal Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core Version:
Keywords: overpass recursion up wizard default Cc: tyr_asd


Hello, there.

Wandering in OSM data I recently changed, I noticed that I broke some relations. I use the Overpass query wizard to retrieve only the type of ways I currently contribute to, but the wizard produces a query without a recurse up (<;); this makes jOSM not retrieving the relations in which the downloaded ways appear.

Consequently, when I divide a way, jOSM have no chance to handle the division of ways included in a relation - by keeping, as usual, the new way created by the division in the relation - as it simply doesn't know this way was in a relation. If I don't manually take care of retrieving the relations the ways are included into, jOSM happily lets me damage relations, not being aware of their existence. That could easily be prevented by having the wizard creating an Overpass query recursing up:

  1. automatically, without a specific user request, or
  2. upon a specific token, like … with relations or … up.

Now I know this behavior exists, I'll take care of circumventing it, but Overpass newbies could miss it, and inadvertently damage OSM relations by naively trusting the wizard knows what data to retrieve. The suggested change should take care of this loophole.


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comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by simon04

Cc: tyr_asd added

Currently we call and use its output directly without applying any transformations. I'm not sure whether the recurse up would be better applied in JOSM or in overpass-wizard? @tyr_asd, any thoughts?

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by simon04

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Closed as duplicate of #12303.

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