[talk-au] MapRoulette Challenge for invalid phone numbers in Victoria.

Andrew Davidson theswavu at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 09:53:11 UTC 2017

These are the numbers that aren't in a valid international or local 
format. They are "odd" in some way. Including a whole bunch of 
highway=emergency_access_point phone=000 (whatever that is supposed to 

On 08/09/17 19:45, Warin wrote:
> On 08-Sep-17 07:36 PM, Andrew Davidson wrote:
>> I noticed that someone had already set up a MapRoulette Challenge to 
>> fix phone numbers in Australia that aren't in the correct format. 
>> However there are about 3500 of them to check and it seems pointless 
>> to use human brain power to fix the ones that can be fixed by a 
>> machine just as well.
>> With that in mind I've created a MapRoulette Challenge 
>> (http://maproulette.org/) that only covers the phone and fax numbers 
>> in Victoria that can't be read to a valid number. The task is called 
>> "Invalid phone/fax numbers in Victoria, Australia" and there are about 
>> 94 items requiring checking.
>> If people think it is worthwhile I can create challenges for the other 
>> states.
> Still thinking about this.
> If the 1300 and 1800 numbers 'work' then so too will the non ISD numbers 
> .. just not from overseas.
> As overseas interest in using 'our' numbers is very small I don't see 
> much urgency nor impact in it.

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