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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 10:43:42 UTC 2017

On 08-Sep-17 07:53 PM, Andrew Davidson wrote:
> 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 
> mean?).

My present thoughts on 000 ... remove it.
Could be dialled accidentally thinking that you were ringing that 
particular feature, like a fire station.

> 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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