[Imports] Ongoing Canadian building import needs to be stopped, possibly reverted

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Thu Jan 17 16:17:32 UTC 2019


the reason why these imports are run via a tasking manager is that
locals familar with the area can pick a task and make sure the import is
of good quality, doesn't overwrite existing stuff, matches aerial
imagery etc.etc.

If that is not what is happening, and people just run through large
chunks of the import without giving it the diligence required, then the
approach is not working.

The examples you posted *should* have been spotted by the person working
on the task, and if the chunk they were working on was too large for
them to possibly detect the issue, then the import is not well designed.

> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Canada/Canada_Stats_Canada_Building_Outlines_Import/Plan

This page says "draft" on top.

> What can be done?

Have you reached out to the people who created the tasks? I think the
tasking manager has an option of pausing them while issues are being
resolved. That would seem like a good idea.


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