[Talk-ca] COMS2200 Ottawa, Carleton University

Matthew Darwin 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: 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/YueYuan/history#map=18/45.35567/-75.75291 
> 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
>     <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.
>     Sincerely
>     Tracey
>     -- 
>     */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
>     1-613-520-2600 x7443 <tel:%28613%29%20520-2600>
>     Tracey.Lauriault at Carleton.ca
>     @TraceyLauriault
>     Skype: Tracey.P.Lauriault
>     https://carleton.ca/sjc/people-archives/lauriault-tracey/
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