[Imports] Facebook AI-Assisted Road Tracing – wiki page changed silently, missing source code

Michael Reichert osm-ml at michreichert.de
Wed Oct 18 12:57:34 UTC 2017


the AI assisted road tracing (import) by Facebook in Thailand was
discussed on this mailing list in March [1]. The wiki site the
discussion was based on was changed by user Samuelestrabrook (seems to
be affiliated with Facebook because the site was created by this user)
today. [2]

The version the discussion was based on said that the *changesets* will
have following tags:
comment = "#nsroadimport #thailand"
source = digitalglobe
import = yes

The edit by Samuelestrabrook added the subheading "Element tags" above
"source" and therefore the wiki page matches the edits being done but is
a slient and unfriendly attempt to circumvent our discussion.

@Facebook If you do a mistake and admit that mistake, it won't be a
problem. But silently changing the documentation to hide your mistake is
not ok.

Adding sources to objects instead changesets is an outdated method. Just
have a look in all the other import discussions on this mailing list.
Such metadata should be added to the changesets.

I myself forgive you that your iD instance did not set this tags but
please pause your import until your tools are fixed and comply with the
discussed import.

Please forward this request to all user accounts affiliated with this

@Facebook You wrote on 2017-03-21 that you will share the tools you use
(except the AI stuff). [3] Your wiki page does not contain any link to a
code repository. You must honour your promises made in an import
discussion. Otherwise the discussion is a farce! Where is the code?

Best regards


PS Changes of the wiki page where discovered by user gormo.

[1] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/imports/2017-March/004840.html
[2] Previous changes are just updates to the list of users and spelling
[3] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/imports/2017-March/004890.html

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