[HOT] User removing highway tags from the Earthquake area (Uganda and Tanzania)

Michael Heißmeier michael63 at digital-filestore.de
Tue Sep 13 11:14:30 UTC 2016


Hi all,

unless someone stops me within the next minutes I would assign "highway=road" to 
untagged ways now. Fixing the tagging will certainly take a while and I have 
other obligations today as well so others are invited to jump in then.

Best Regards
Michael

Blake Girardot, 2016-09-13 13:07:
> Hi Marco, Hi Michael,
>
> Marco, thank you very much for catching this and posting to the list Marco!
>
> Michael, I would go for option 2
>
> I have also sent an email to the mapper who made the mistake. Mistakes
> happen, it is just the nature of things.
>
> If someone wants to fix them up via option 2 above, please let us
> know. It will take me at least an hour before I can dig in and fix it
> myself, but I will let the list know when I do if no one has started
> before then.
>
> Thank you again!
>
> Regards,
> Blake
>
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 12:39 PM, Michael Heißmeier
> <michael63 at digital-filestore.de> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would assume that this is some kind of weird error. Looking at the user's
>> history this obviously only happened in three changesets, 42110663, 42112337
>> and 42112459. His latest one and the immediate previous ones do not show
>> this kind of modification.
>>
>> Considering that this is an area with an activation going I am not sure
>> whether a standard revert of the changesets will be a good idea - I assume
>> that many of these objects have been touched in the meantime.
>>
>> I see two options:
>>
>> 1. Revert the changesets and thus lose all other edits by the user from
>> these changesets too. I tried locally with changeset 42112459 which would
>> result in 16 conflicts to be solved. The main problem would be with nodes
>> modified in these changesets and subsequently by other users.
>>
>> 2. Only detect ways without tags which is easy with JOSM's validator and
>> assign "highway=road" to them to mark them for further inspection. This
>> would require going over the whole area afterwards and re-assign proper
>> highway tags.
>>
>> I am not sure which one sounds easier. Option 2 is quicker for the immediate
>> fix but means a lot of work afterwards.
>>
>> Best Regards
>> Michael
>>
>>
>> Marco, 2016-09-13 12:01:
>>
>> I just came thru this area [1] that I tried to map in the last few days
>> and found out that someone has been removing the highway=* tag from a
>> large number of ways. I wrote him a private message asking for the
>> reason of his edits, but I'd like to share this problem with someone
>> with more HOT experience in order to understand what's going on and how
>> can we quickly fix this, as road mapping seems to me seriously important
>> for the guys on the ground who use OSM to help the locals
>>
>> [1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/-1.2260/31.5053&layers=HD
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> Marco
>>
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