[OSM-dev] ogr2osm coordinate precision

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Jul 1 06:04:30 UTC 2014


On 07/01/2014 12:19 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> Using Replace Geometry preserves the history of the objects, enables
> easy tag merging, and restores borders to their official geometry.

If you are saying that you regularly kill any modifications made by
mappers and replace the OSM geometry with some official shape file
without even investigating who changed what and why, then you are
clearly acting against OSM best practice and you should stop!

OSM is not intended to be a "mirror" of some official data set. You may
edit OSM's data with the aid of third party data - but not blindly and
without looking at what you are doing.

How do you make sure that you are not overwriting a change that someone
has made on purpose because there was a mistake in the "official" geometry?


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