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Strange behavior "direct to next point"

24 Jun 2022
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In the past, it was possible to draw a straight line between 2 via points.

In the route:

between viapoints 3 and 4 is a path, but is not on OSM.  For some unclear reason makes a detour here, partly on a path, partly through the forest.

I have observed this behavior in a number of places. does not make a straight line, but a fantasy route.


Fri 24 Jun 2022, 16:53

It’s a current limitation of the straight-line feature – it generally doesn’t start from the exact via point, but the nearest junction (e.g. with another path). It’s something I’d like to improve at some point, but it has always been the case – it hasn’t changed.

Fri 24 Jun 2022, 17:29

I remember using it at on not mapped bridges. That's indeed a simple task.

Thanks for the very fast answer.

For now, I have to live with it.


Fri 24 Jun 2022, 17:37

It’s a limitation deep in the bowels of the routing engine. It will be fixable but I haven’t worked out how yet!

Thu 6 Oct 2022, 08:34

Another strange result:

Notice unexpected direct line connection between via 1 and 2.