[HOT] Looking for inspiration building covering multiple buildings

Heather Leson heatherleson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 04:00:58 UTC 2016

Has anyone written a guide to validation?  I dont recall seeing it.  This
might help in a few ways:

1. Documenting knowledge
2. Advancing process
3. Talking points for those running mapathons
4. Diagrams of a "validated edit" vs "needs rework"

On 10 Jul 2016 21:52, "Dan Joseph" <dan.b.joseph at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is this in areas with dense structures and instead of trying to trace each
> building the mapper has just traced around the entire group? Or the mapper
> has just incorrectly used the building key when they should use the landuse
> key? If the area is particularly large I would think the JOSM validation
> process might flag the issue via a 'building inside building' error or some
> sort of features overlapping/crossing error.
> If multiple mappers from the same mapathon make the mistake, it may be
> productive to reach out to the mapathon organizer and ask them to spend a
> little more time at their next event going over how to map buildings and
> tag them correctly.
> While some mapathon mappers do only map once and never again. Mapathons
> are a great way to introduce people to OSM and also result in long-term
> contributors.
> All the best,
> Dan
> On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 2:48 PM, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When validating I'm seeing number of cases when building=yes, residential
>> or house is used to tag landuse=residential.
>> Going through a to-do list and checking every building doesn't cut it for
>> me.
>> In general these are maperthon mappers of the type I call disposable
>> mappers so leaving feedback really doesn't work.  They map once and that's
>> about it.
>> Any suggestions on how to catch them.  I have noticed that
>> building=residential is often used in this way.  Having smaller tiles helps
>> as you get fewer mappers completing the tiles and once I spot one by a
>> particular mapper then I can roll out the to-do list plugin.
>> Thanks John
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