[Talk-GB] Railway edits in the UK that could perhaps benefit from a bit of checking.

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Sat Nov 8 22:51:27 UTC 2014


An anonymous note adder (http://www.openstreetmap.org/note/267719) and 
someone on IRC noticed some problematical railway edits near 
Sutton-in-Ashfield:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/311380489#map=15/53.1247/-1.2346&layers=N

It looks like an attempt to dual the Robin Hood line went a bit wrong 
and ended up slicing through an industrial estate and some areas of 
housing (though I'm sure it was "cock-up rather than conspiracy" as Sir 
Bernard Ingham would have said).  Looking at some other edits in the 
same changeset, there are some other, less obvious, issues too, which 
I've added to the changeset discussion:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/26590071

The most obvious problem seems to be "tracing the railway in but not 
joining properly to other features (such as crossings)".  Some 
information (e.g. "cutting=yes") has also been lost.

Another local changeset:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/26587435
has some similar issues.

There have been a number of other edits, some with rather a lot of 
deletions in them, including:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/26613977

All of these changesets could probably also benefit from a review from 
local mappers to identify potential issues.

Cheers,

Andy




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