[HOT] Should I correct bad data?

Tim McNamara paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz
Wed Jan 29 04:09:48 UTC 2014


I agree that corrections are better too :)


On 29 January 2014 11:12, Russell Deffner <russdeffner at gmail.com> wrote:

> Johnny,
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> Yes, please correct data.  In your case it looks like you’ve correctly
> identified tagging that is not consistent with documentation in the wiki (
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org).  Often people mistakenly mark a task as
> done (or even validated).  It is often nice to contact the mapper who made
> the ‘mistakes’ as they could maybe use some help, but any improvement to
> the data should be welcome.
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> Happy Mapping,
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> =Russ
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> russdeffner on OSM
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> *From:* Johnny Morbonovsky [mailto:johnny_morbo at yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 28, 2014 2:10 PM
> *To:* hot at openstreetmap.org
> *Subject:* [HOT] Should I correct bad data?
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> I'm not an experienced mapper.  I've only been helping since December, so
> I'm not sure I should be changing/deleting other people's data.  However, I
> was looking around in task 400, checking out the 'done' squares to see how
> things should look, and I found a square where someone has tagged all of
> the house *nodes* with building=yes, and in another square someone else
> has tagged the house ways as landuse=yes and included a highway in a
> relationship called "residential"
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> I'm pretty sure that's not right.
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> Is it OK for me to make changes?
> Should I contact Severin Menard and let him take care of it?
> Should I just mind my own business and not worry about other people's data?
>
> Thanks
> Johnny M
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