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Hi osm people!

I wanted to delete a trace and followed the instructions listed in this answered question. This worked so far that the trace vanished from my trace list. But it is still rendered in the public trace overlay (referring to the trace layer of the iD Editor from ... ).

Since the trace has some major inaccuracies which i discovered just after uploading it, i had the wish to remove it from the public, just to avoid other people to be mixed up with this data.

I waited now 3 days after the deletion and it is still rendered in the public overlay.

Do I have to wait longer, or do i have to delete it somewhere else too?

Yours, Andy

asked 26 Apr '17, 12:36

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The "public trace overlay" (a set of tiles loaded in a way similar to aerial imagery) which is seen in iD appears to be rarely rendered, which means a trace can stay visible for years after being deleted and new traces I added in the past would not show up in it for years. JOSM though can download directly from the OSM gps database, so when you delete one of your traces, it will immediately affect JOSM users.

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answered 26 Apr '17, 15:38

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Unfortunately, I don't think that you can - I think that once it is in that trace layer it stays there.

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answered 26 Apr '17, 13:02

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@SomeoneElse: why do you "think" that? I would guess that a new full GPS dump will be used to regenerate all tiles at some point in time.

(26 Apr '17, 19:26) aseerel4c26 ♦

...because I logged a bug somewhere in the maze of repositories that handle it and that was the answer!


(not exactly the same problem, but related)

(26 Apr '17, 20:29) SomeoneElse ♦

@SomeoneElse: oh, well, that's interesting. ;-) Thanks.

(26 Apr '17, 21:03) aseerel4c26 ♦

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