[HOT] Overpass and schools in Mali

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 11:45:11 UTC 2018

Converting them sounds good to me.

It the southern part of the country I've added a considerable number of
settlements and the schools were useful in identifying places where the
larger villages were likely to be so ut should be easier for someone local
to move the schools to the correct location.  However it could do with a
few more highways.

Cheerio John

On 31 August 2018 at 22:29, Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org> wrote:

> On 2018-08-26 18:24, john whelan wrote:
> In Mali there appears to be an import of schools based on UNICEF data.
> amenity=school source=UNICEF
> [..]
> By the way, this import is quite bad. It does have a lot of attributes,
> but the basics are disappointing: position can be a couple kilometers from
> the actual location and ALL CAPS NAMES are irritating. Approximate
> positions are not always unacceptable, especially with a "fixme=approximate
> position" but they are not recorded as such and they are often so far from
> actual locations that no one bothers sorting them out. Opendatamali
> acknowledged my remarks (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25474220)
> <https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25474220>but took no action. As
> for the ALL CAPS NAMES, opendatamali claimed three years ago (
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25474402) that the ministry of
> education told them on the phone they are standard for information exchange
> - please, that is the ministry of education's problem not
> Openstreetmap's... After years of being irritated, I'm horribly tempted to
> convert them all to lowercase with uppercase first letter.
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