[talk-au] maxspeed removal

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 07:51:30 GMT 2012

Good to see you reverted your changeset.

You should really have posted to this list before making the change (I
can't tell you off though, I did the same thing when I was very new).

As you can see by this object
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/43991723/history your
changeset destroyed perfectly good information. Notably the
maxspeed=40 that Thorsten Engler added.

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've removed the maxspeed tags from about 1000 roads in Redcliffe
> (Brisbane) with changeset
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/10338587
> There were no maxspeed:source or source:maxspeed tags on these objects
> so it is possible that I have removed data that was carefully
> surveyed.  I apologize for that and for making a mass edit in a place
> I have yet to visit.  This is poor behaviour, I hope that it will be
> helpful as a demonstration.  I hope that this will clean the area up a
> bit in the quick history service so that other, more substantial
> issues with the data are apparent.
> If successful, perhaps mappers will find this a helpful technique in
> reconciling data in their area.
> Best regards,
> Richard

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