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I'm drawing the GR5 in France, the footpath has two relations:

European long distance path E2 - Lorraine


GR 5 Lorraine

They seem exactly the same and have the same segments/members added to them. Is this necessary? this seems laborious and double? What is the correct way to do this, and how can I correct this?

asked 25 Dec '13, 13:13

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edited 25 Dec '13, 22:25

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Please provide links to the relations or at least relation IDs the next time.

(25 Dec '13, 22:25) scai ♦

If the entirety of GR5 is indeed part of European path E2, there is no need for two separate relations in this instance; it's needless duplication and makes the path harder to edit (and thereby more prone to mistakes). Instead, just add the GR5 relation as a member of the E2 relation.

If parts of GR5 aren't in E2, however, then you probably do need two separate relations.

Note that the FFRP appears to claim copyright over these routes in some kind of bizarre dog-on-lamppost ritual, and so you may (sadly) not be permitted to add these to OSM in any case. Check with the French OSM community and forum/mailing list threads such as http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=3665 .

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answered 26 Dec '13, 07:15

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The Grande Randonee GR5 is part of the European track E5 (Scotland - Nice), so both names are correct and should be used accordingly.

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answered 25 Dec '13, 23:26

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