[Imports] [Tagging] New module to merge-sort imports over time (osmfetch python)

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Aug 27 00:59:15 UTC 2011

On 08/26/2011 05:24 AM, Josh Doe wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 1:34 AM, Bryce Nesbitt<bryce2 at obviously.com>  wrote:
>> The automated tool in question already shows the human operator the diff: so
>> a human is still in control.  Perhaps it could be extended to detect and
>> flag any potential edit wars (e.g. same tag 'corrected' twice)?  Would that
>> satisfy the objection?
> Bryce, very cool tool, thanks for your work!
> Remember, tools aren't evil, people are evil! :) It sounds like this
> tool is configurable enough that it should be able to satisfy our
> requirements. The primary focus of this tool seems to be monitoring of
> existing objects for changes, either in an external dataset or in OSM,
> and helps a _human_ with the process of reconciling those differences.
> OSM is supposed to reflect reality, and sometimes the external dataset
> and sometimes OSM will be wrong, we want OSM to be corrected to what
> is right.
> The tool discussion really belongs in dev@, and maybe imports at . Issues
> of tagging should be handled on a case by case basis on the tagging@
> list or one of the regional lists.
> -Josh
The thread was cross-posted to @imports.
Ah, another type of evil: cross-posting on mailing lists.

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