[Talk-ca] COMS2200 Ottawa, Carleton University
matthew at mdarwin.ca
Wed Oct 11 02:43:10 UTC 2017
I just want to say some of the edits are really destructive: eg entire
streets are changed/removed (on campus and off campus). My automated
error checking script comparing what is in the City of Ottawa street
list and what is in OSM caught some errors, which I spent time
fixing. Adding fire hydrants and trees in the middle of roads,
tagging a street lamp as an address are other very weird things I
found. The students need to pay way more attention to what they are
Less volume, more quality please!
On 2017-10-10 10:25 PM, James wrote:
> 1. the restriction was a login(zero minute) block to grab users
> attention after multiple attempts trying to contact:
> so once they login and view the message they can edit again
> 2. They have not been editing just around Carleton Campus, there
> have been students editing out on baseline and other areas of Ottawa
> 3. I've been trying to fix them, but at 1000+ changesets this is
> going to be a monumental task.
> I'm not trying to stop your students from contributing, but when
> they simply ignore advice we try to give them to correct said
> actions(kept contributing after multiple changeset comments: they
> get an email per changeset comment) we need a higher power(admins)
> to step in so we can discuss like human beings.
> On Oct 10, 2017 10:14 PM, "Tracey P. Lauriault" <tlauriau at gmail.com
> <mailto:tlauriau at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Greetings OSM mappers;
> I understand that students for COMS2200 have been blocked from
> posting to OSM.
> There was also an unfortunate email sent to Carleton University
> by one of your members that is circulating through the
> administration from (james2432 at gmail.com
> <mailto:james2432 at gmail.com>).
> The data are being contributed as part of an assignment
> described here - https://github.com/TraceyLauriault/COMS2200A
> I understand that the students are making some small and some
> large mistakes that may not meet your OSM data quality
> standards. The students are restricted to only be mapping the
> Carleton University Campus.
> I wonder if it might be possible to unlock the restriction to
> let them finish the assignment. They should be done by next
> week. There are 150 students. Once the assignment is complete I
> would gladly work with you to salvage the data, delete some
> data, repair some data or wipe all of the data.
> We apologize for this inconvenience and hope that you can be
> empathetic and allow for the assignment to be completed so that
> the students can be assessed.
> Also, perhaps there are a number of common errors and if you
> identify them we may be able to fix them.
> */Tracey P. Lauriault/*
> Assistant Professor Critical Media Studies and Big Data
> Communication Studies School of Journalism and Communication
> Suite 4110, River Building Carleton University 1125 Colonel By
> Drive Ottawa (ON) K1S 5B6
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