[OSM-dev] 0.6 - typo-cleaning

Steven te Brinke s.tebrinke at student.utwente.nl
Wed May 7 16:49:27 BST 2008

If it's easy with the xapi, then it's not very difficult with JOSM 
either. Just download the desired data using the xapi, open the file in 
JOSM, edit it and upload the changes. Very easy and because the xapi 
data is only about 6 minutes behind on the main api, you still have 
quite good data. (I think 6 minutes is nearly nothing compared to the 
average time I'm editing data after a download.)


Stefan Baebler schreef:
>>  | The api change would be a good time to clean out most of the typos.
>>  | with the node_tags, way_tags and relation_tags table (sorry i've completly
>>  | forgotten these above),  they are allready separated.
>>  how do you suppose to do that?
>>  map_features and proposed_tags are not all the valid tags
>>  that people are using on the map.
> i guess some statistics of tag use already exists (tagwatch)
> If the statistics shows
> highway: 54284238754
> higway:12
> ...
> one can reasonably and safely assume that "higway"s are typos and can
> be changed to highway - preferably manually, after reviewing other
> tags of said objects, eg
> higway=residential can be safely changed, but
> higway=hig (making it up as i go :) ) cannot be changed as it isn't
> clear if author made a mistake or is it on purpose.
> It is fairly easy to find such nodes with osmxapi, but very hard (next
> to impossible) with the main api.
> A limping workaround would be to make an application that finds such
> objects using osmxapi, and then allows their editing (by id) within
> the main api.
> A better solution would be to allow some searching in the main api,
> but that opens up another box of worms (namefinder issues, performance
> issues, apps using main api instead of osmxapi...).
> Stefan
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