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

pangoSE pangose at riseup.net
Sat Aug 22 09:47:38 UTC 2020

Hi Mateusz

Thanks for the link.
I agree that forcing someone to map is a bad idea.

Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> skrev: (22 augusti 2020 10:54:57 CEST)
>Also, his was poorly organized Organised Editing and  this person was
>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
>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. 
>>>  (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
>> at the same time. Presumably noticed via a rendered map.
>> Before criticising the mapper, it should be noted that it was a
>> mapper and the existing building data in the area isn't of great
>> quality anyway. This wasn't a regression. And accidents happen
>> I've done a similar thing via StreetComplete where I entered the
>> 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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