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

Richard Symonds richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk
Wed Nov 12 10:56:46 UTC 2014


Interestingly, the source given is the German phrase for "surveyed in the
field"...

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On 12 November 2014 10:52, Andy Robinson <ajrlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, I looked at the first user in the list and the first page of
> changesets loaded with one close to me which is a railway platform
> apparently in the middle of a housing estate.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/24439915
>
> As it’s a U_Bahn entry I'm assuming its meant to be a platform on an
> underground line that’s just totally in the wrong geographical location.
> However the name of "station 1" might suggest its someone practicing too.
>
> Reverting and will look for others in the west mids area.
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SomeoneElse [mailto:lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk]
> Sent: 12 November 2014 10:23
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Railway edits in the UK that could perhaps benefit
> from a bit of checking.
>
> More info on this - it seems to be a bunch of people working for this
> company:
>
>
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/%C3%96V_Firma_Mentz_Datenverarbeitung_GmbH
>
> I've had no reply from the mapper that I tried to contact (although they
> have fixed at least one of the problems that they created) so I've tried
> again via direct message, comment on the firm's OSM wiki page and an OSM
> message to the company's main OSM account.
>
> What concerns me is that they're still editing (with various accounts).
> It's relatively easy to trace straight lines from Bing, but it needs
> experience and interpretation (and a local survey!) to see how everything
> on the ground relates to everything else.
>
> Based on their error rate so far I'd definitely still suggest that local
> mappers check their edits.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Andy
>
>
> On 08/11/2014 22:51, SomeoneElse wrote:
> > 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&laye
> > rs=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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