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

pangoSE pangose at riseup.net
Sat Aug 22 09:13:39 UTC 2020

Thanks for sharing. I have no intention of contacting the user in question. It was just an illustrative example.

I don't know why this was posted to the tagging list. I intend to keep this discussion on the talk list so please respond there to keep the discussion together.

Cj Malone <me-osm-tagging at keepawayfromfire.co.uk> skrev: (22 augusti 2020 10:51:10 CEST)
>On Sat, 2020-08-22 at 09:32 +0200, pangoSE wrote:
>> Building upon it can lead to strange things. E.g. 
>>  (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)
>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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