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How can I check whether tracks/roads etc. are connected properly?

I have some examples where I know that much better route exist but I can not see in OSM where the tracks/roads are not connected properly.

How to check?

asked 28 Nov '14, 21:05

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edited 28 Nov '14, 21:17

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You can use various quality assurance tools to check for "almost-junctions". E.g. keep right or OSM inspector – OSMi – (routing view). OSMi in addition shows you parts of the road network which are "islands" (i.e. not connected to the rest of the network). There are more tools with similar features. See QA in our wiki.

Of course you could simply use routing engines and look at some routes. OSRM is very handy, because of its route dragging feature in the web interface.

And if you mean to check if there is a connection of two or more ways inside your editor: your editor may show nodes which are used by more than one way in a different shape/colour. This works everywhere: move the suspected connection with the mouse a bit. All connected ways will also move then. After this, be sure to use "undo" to undo your test move. This method could be regarded as troublesome, because you may forget to undo or undo too much, …

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answered 28 Nov '14, 21:22

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