[Talk-GB] Consolidated views of notes, fixmes, musical chairs, etc.

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Sat Nov 1 20:08:39 UTC 2014


On 1 November 2014 13:52, SomeoneElse <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk> wrote:
> It's not his fault if an armchair mapper appears to engage editor before
> brain and applies changes suggested by notes.  In order to try and avoid
> people being overcome by temptation, I very often** say "needs survey" in
> the text of the note.  To be fair to armchair mappers, they may be new to
> the project and may not even be familar with the _concept_ of surveying, and
> until someone tells them that actually "going out to have a look at
> something" is the best way of finding out what's actually there now, they
> won't necessarily be aware of the issues (redevelopment, misleading and
> offset imagery, etc.) that people who've been mapping for years take for
> granted.

I in fact even proposed incorporating a system that makes this
explicit in the notes API:
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2014-August/070423.html
Unfortunately, my suggestion in that thread didn't gain traction.

-- Matthijs



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