[Tagging] Waterway length

Eugene Podshivalov yaugenka at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 22:53:56 UTC 2019

It is not possible to calculate length of an international river when
working with country extracts.


пн, 18 февр. 2019 г. в 07:00, André Pirard <a.pirard.papou at gmail.com>:

> On 2019-02-16 23:00, Markus wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 20:06 Eugene Podshivalov <yaugenka at gmail.com wrote:
>> What is the best way to correct this, so that all other langauge pages
>> got the correction as well?
> I'm not aware of any other way than correcting it on each page. I've just
> done this and also added a note that this tag lacks verifiability.
> In June 2013, the notes help page was saying
> Leave a short message on the map if something is missing or obviously
> wrong, like "oneway in wrong direction"...
> I made a correction in English, French and Russian and asked the linguists
> to translate it to other languages.
> I suggested *thinking twice* to the persons who write notes as follows:
> Leave a short message on the map if something is missing or obviously
> wrong, like "oneway goes northbound" or "bridge or level_crossing?".
> These reports can be processed by map editors. Add the message
> understandably and thoughtfully, e.g. not "oneway in wrong direction"
> because someone could have flipped the direction before the note is read.
> I see that, English people are requested to stop *thinking twice*
> because, as it often happens to what one does for OSM, that advice has been
> removed from the English version, that French and Russian people must
> continue to think twice because the text remained and that German people
> and probably others were always requested to continue making errors because
> the text never changed:
> Gib einen kurzen Hinweis auf der Karte, wenn etwas fehlt oder falsch ist,
> z.B. ein "*Einbahn in der falschen Richtung*" ...
> Removal happened to other corrections I made, that's the way OSM goes.
> I hope I have answered your question, Eugene.
> All the best,
> André.
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