[Talk-ca] First edit - how did I do?

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 07:00:39 GMT 2010

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:41 PM, Ian Bruseker <ian.bruseker at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings.

Welcome to OSM.

> So, after having known about OSM for a while, I have now jumped in and made
> my first (non-trivial) edit.  I found a road that was just floating out in
> nowhere, when I know for a fact that it does connect at both ends to other
> roads.  I did some reading before I did it to figure out how to work JOSM,
> so hopefully I did it technically correct.  But I also did some checking of
> this list's archives and saw a few "hey, does anyone know who X is?  Because
> he's messing up the map" sort of posts.  So, with that in mind, hello.  :-)
>  If I mess up the map, now you know I'm here.  And second, before I change a
> ton of roads in the area that are all floating in the middle of nowhere, I
> wanted to run my work past more experienced mappers.  I'm not really a
> "mapping guy" (yet), I'm more just a "hates incomplete data guy", so any
> advice is welcome.  This is the changeset:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/4209232
> I connected the way at both ends, but then also combined that way, which
> appears to have come from Geobase, to the same stretch of road to the south
> but manually created by someone else, to create a single way.  That seemed
> to make sense to me.  They are all one road after all.  And I also deleted a
> second, shorter version of the exact same road, also apparently from
> Geobase.
> I have a question on precision:  The road actually has a boulevard down the
> centre. It's not huge, but it would prevent a random u-turn by anything but
> a 4x4 or someone who doesn't care about their car.  Should that road be
> drawn as two one-way ways?

If it is two physical ways, with a dividing line of grass, etc, then yes.

Maybe that's what the second copy of the road
> was meant to represent, though it was failing miserably at it.
> And finally, a question on customs:  The Geobase data gave the road's
> quadrant as "South-west".  No one I've ever known would ever either write
> that or type it into a search engine.  It would be just two letters, "SW".
>  Is it appropriate for me to fix these names to be the correct local custom?

What is the legal name of the street? Also, remember that south-west
can be turned into SW but the reverse isn't always true.

>  A quick check seems to show that only the Geobase entities have it this
> way.  Anything created by a human is done the two-letter way.
> Thanks,
> Ian



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