openstreetmap at sautter.com
Fri Apr 10 11:30:26 BST 2009
i'm the one behind xybot.
> I see that xybot has woken up again. Would an announcement on this list
> really have been too much to ask?
xybot is running constantly every week. it has not been woken up again.
> I'm guessing that the rules that it's following are these:
> If so there are a number of potential problems, especially where the
> change is not a "straightforward typo".
> One example is way 32539831 which was changed from "landuse=wood" to
> "landuse=forest". How does it know that landuse=forest is correct as
> opposed to natural=wood? Both are on map features.
you are right, i will take out those rules where xybot is just guessing
the optimal values and ask the maintainers of
http://keepright.ipax.at/report_map.php to add them to their validation
tools so a human brain can set them to the correct value.
> Another problem is where there is:
> If it thinks that tag_a is a misspelling for tag_b it'll change the
> tagging to the following:
> which is just plain wrong.
no, such changes are prohibited in the algorithm.
> If it is necessary to "validate" the data against a pre-conceived idea
> of what it should contain (and I'm not convinced that it is) wouldn't it
> be better to collect lists of "errors" by last modifying user and
> suggest via mail that they review them?
i think this would result in a massive spamming of the osm users and i
don't think that the messaging infrastructure of osm is able to handle that.
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