Answers to: Is there a limit to the number of ways containing a node?https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node<p>Does the OpenStreetMap API set a limit on the number of ways containing a node?</p>
<p>Does the OpenStreetMap API set a limit on the number of relations containing a member?</p>enWed, 21 Jul 2010 06:39:35 +0100Answer by DennisBhttps://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/379<p>The Ways and Nodes are stored separate. And a third table stores the links between nodes and ways. So there is no technical limit. </p>DennisBWed, 21 Jul 2010 06:39:35 +0100https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/379Answer by JohnSmithhttps://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/378<p>The only limit I'm aware of is 2000 nodes per way.</p>JohnSmithWed, 21 Jul 2010 06:39:12 +0100https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/378Answer by David Deanhttps://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/374<p>I'm not sure, but given the data structures used in the database, there likely may not be a limit. </p>
<p>How many ways do you really thing should share a single node? I would think once you got past a half-dozen or so at a very complicated intersection, things would just be getting silly.</p>
<p>Can you think of a good reason for a large number of ways to share a single node?</p>David DeanWed, 21 Jul 2010 06:07:20 +0100https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node/374Comment by NE2 on NE2's questionhttps://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node#373<p>Yeah, it's the inverse of <a>this question</a>.</p>NE2Wed, 21 Jul 2010 05:53:14 +0100https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/372/is-there-a-limit-to-the-number-of-ways-containing-a-node#373