[Tagging] [Talk-GB] natural=heath

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Fri Jan 13 12:27:09 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 12:35:12PM +0000, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 09/01/2017 11:53, SK53 wrote:
> > Somehow I have been oblivious to the fact that large numbers of polygons
> > tagged natural=heath have been added over the past few months to OSM.
> I think what's happening here is one mapper "colouring in" without any
> particular knowledge of the area. 

> If all the places that were originally added as natural=heath by this mapper
> were removed I don't think we'd have a significantly worse map, and it'd be
> easier to map these features properly.
> There will be occasions where people have fixed up significant portions of
> this mappers work, and it'd be great to keep that (there's a massive "heath"
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/456253921 between Merthyr and Crickhowell
> that I've tidied the Talybont side of - but unfortunately that's only 20% of
> this one object - I'd be surprised if it is Heath at
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/456253921#map=17/51.76532/-3.33642&layers=H
> for example), but maybe the solution there is to slice away the parts with
> nodes added by this mapper from the parts with nodes added by others?

I agree that all the original edits which have not been subsequently
changed should be reverted.

I am one of those who has tried to correct some of the areas, but the
original was so bad that it is still not satisfactory. I would be sorry
to loose my extra work there. But I originally tried to respect as far
as I could the work of another mapper. Having now seen the block and the 
the problems elsewhere, I would now be more radical in my corrections.


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