[Talk-GB] User dataone: "splitting into 2 way to tag restriction "

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Oct 22 19:26:49 UTC 2015

Hello again.

User Zain Ahmad Hashmi is still at it with "Improving road network" 
edits ,which as far as I can see are just adding maxweight tags. The 
couple I've
checked seem legit, but the edits are wide spread implying it's not 
local knowledge. I'm correct in thinking there's no open database with 
this info, aren't I?

To me, with the maxhieght & maxweight tags being added over a large 
area, it suggests someone with interests in developing a routing 

Dave F.

On 05/10/2015 10:19, David Fisher wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just had the same thing happen near me (Croydon) but by a different
> user (Zain Ahmad Hashmi, e.g.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/34443141).
> The only thing that occurred to me is that all the edits involved ways
> passing over or under railway lines... although like Dave F I can't
> see what the actual improvement is.
> Both "dataOne" and "Zain Ahmad Hashmi" joined Sep 15th, 2015, and seem
> to have done nothing other than a large number of similar edits.
> Either they're the same person/bot, or there's some source somewhere
> that is encouraging such edits for whatever reason.
> Thanks,
> David. (user Pgd81)
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 8:56 PM, David Woolley
> <forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
>> On 02/10/15 20:26, Philip Barnes wrote:
>>> On Fri Oct 2 14:47:05 2015 GMT+0100, Dave F. wrote:
>>>> A new editor has started splitting roads in my locale, but from what I
>>>> can see making no tagging amendments. Am I missing something? If not I'd
>>>> like to halt him before there's too much damage.
>>>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/dataOne/history#map=11/51.2981/-1.9753
>>>> I've sent a message asking for clarification.
>>> I can see nothing othet than the splits, don't think you have missed
>>> anything.
>> Even if this is a botched attempt at legitimate changes, the scale of the
>> process makes it look like an un-sourced bulk import, possibly from an
>> ineligible source.
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