[Tagging] Call for verification (Was: Re: [OSM-talk] VANDALISM !)

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sat Aug 22 08:54:57 UTC 2020

Also, his was poorly organized Organised Editing and  this person was forced
to map in OSM by badly designed university assigment.

If anything that is proof that forcing people to map in OSM is even less useful
than expected.

( according to
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/08/we-tracked-down-the-person-responsible-for-the-flight-simulator-melbourne-monolith/ )

Aug 22, 2020, 10:51 by me-osm-tagging at keepawayfromfire.co.uk:

> On Sat, 2020-08-22 at 09:32 +0200, pangoSE wrote:
>> Building upon it can lead to strange things. E.g. 
>> https://www.nyteknik.se/popularteknik/mystisk-jatteskrapa-dok-upp-i-flygsimulator-6999771
>>  (building:levels=212 was entered erroneously and committed to the
>> database without any kind of QA follow-up. If someone knows the
>> osmid I would like to know how long this error was present in OSM)
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/712475718/history
> 1 - It was introduced by a novice mapper, presumably as a typeo.
> 2 - Nikolas von Randow fixed it about 9 months later, presumably with
> some kind of QA tool (maybe just a overpass query).
> 3 - Another local novice mapper also edited it, and fixed another issue
> at the same time. Presumably noticed via a rendered map.
> Before criticising the mapper, it should be noted that it was a novice
> mapper and the existing building data in the area isn't of great
> quality anyway. This wasn't a regression. And accidents happen anyway,
> I've done a similar thing via StreetComplete where I entered the house
> number in the building levels quest.
> The big companies doing QA on OSM data (Mapbox and Facebook) have a
> high focus on vandalism. They are trying to stop "Jewtropolis" from
> ever happening again.
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