[HOT] Incorrect sketching and tagging

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Fri Jun 22 02:44:00 BST 2012

Hi All,

I'd like to mention that a lot of the mapping going on in Lombok
Island is happening by the local community there. They are pretty new
to OSM so it takes time to work on QA and the correcting some of the
tagging. There is a lot of work going on now to standardize on a set
of presets for the mapping there.

The other thing is as Jaakko said living street matches the situation
on the ground quite often. If you look elsewhere in Indonesia it is
heavily utilized. It has been used in other countries in the same

The duplicates problem appears to be an Internet connection problem.
It happens quite frequently in Indonesia and I don't think it is a
matter of people not downloading the data first. At least in
situations where the duplicates match exactly, which seems to be
happening often.


On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 5:28 AM, Big Fat Frog <bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com> wrote:
> See my comments inline:
> On 21/06/2012 18:30, Jaakko Helleranta.com wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM, Big Fat Frog <bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    While mapping "Lombok Island" and also validating others' work I've
>>    noticed a recent tendancy for some to double sketch.  I've seen
>>    duplicate tags for Mosques right next to each other, I've seen
>>    residential areas traced on top of each other and I've seen roads
>>    traced on top of each other!  Are there and computerised processes
>>    adding these features without seeing the human added versions or are
>>    people simply doing stuff
>> Have you contacted the mapper(s) who are doing the duplication? That's a
>> good place to start.
> No, I wanted to see what the group thought might be happening first.  I
> don't like targetting anyone unless it's very obvious they've done something
> wrong that desperately needs correcting.  We're all volunteers so...
>>    Also, there is a common habit by some to tag "Residential Roads" and
>>    "Living Streets".  Please not the differences between the two as
>>    they are quite different,  a "Living Street" is not a road people
>>    live on. Maybe this is a English translation issue. A "Residential
>>    Road" is a road with predominately houses on it.  A "Living Street"
>>    is a road where no one road user has a priority over others.  As far
>>    as I know it is exclusively found in Western cities/towns who
>>    seeking to bring pedestrians and cyclist back into town centres.
>> Yea. That's what the wiki says. .. We've had some discussion about the
>> living_street tag usage in Haiti related to discussion on how roads that
>> are usually crowded by people, merchants, etc (and are not very passable
>> drive-through roads) should be tagged. The "idea" of the living_street
>> would feel to match the "situation on the ground" quite well and hence I
>> and a few others have started (still somewhat limited but growing) use
>> of the tag here.
>> To clarify, what I mean is that while there isn't a law that gives
>> pedestrians right-of-way over vehicles in these roads it's _very_ clear
>> that vehicles _must_ give way to pedestrians in such ways -- if they
>> don't want to be thrown rocks at or other inconveniences.
>> Would there be other sensible solutions to tagging bits of road that
>> (more or less) clearly match the "ethos" of the living_street (in the
>> developing world mostly, I'd assume)?
>> Cheers from Haiti,
>> -Jaakko
> Mmmmm, is Highway=Pedestrian no good for that? or if there are traders then
> amenity=marketplace + highway=unclassified? It's very difficult to take an
> unstructered environment with no rules and put it into a database dependant
> on rules!  What you really need is highway=freeforall ;-)
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