[HOT] Mapswipe - whats happening with the data?

Ralf Stephan gtrwst9 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 12:44:28 UTC 2017

Search is your friend. Searching for Mapswipe yields eg
where clearly the tiles are preselected. Also the description: "The data
are prepared by MapSwipe"


On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 2:40 PM john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I seem to recall the same area is mapswiped by four different people
> before a mapper maps it.
> Other than the size of the tile or which area to give priority to I think
> the advantage is that people can do it anywhere on a smartphone.
> I would hesitate to say if it is worth doing or not.  In future there
> might be a way to bring something into OSM via a review process.
> Cheerio John
> On 26 March 2017 at 08:22, Hakuch <hakuch at posteo.de> wrote:
> On 26.03.2017 14:13, john whelan wrote:
> > My understanding is that mapswipe is only used to identify where to map.
> > Not to contribute to the map.
> >
> > Cheerio John
> of course there is no data transmitted to OSM, but how is the data (I
> mean, marked tiles) used after I transmitted it? How much is it worth to
> do that mapswiping?
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