[Talk-GB] How to Fix a "Fix-Me"

Michael Booth boothym at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 22:31:24 UTC 2019

Looks like the fixme was added to the end node of that road when it was 
first created, and then the person who added the loop probably didn't 
realise it was there so it remained.

If you look at the node history and the changeset where it was created, 
you can see the loop being added and the fixme staying on the node: 

In case you're not aware, you can use tools like Keepright to locate 
fixme tags, and then try to fix the problem or even remove the tag if 
you're sure there's no issue: 

Personally, for things that need a survey I prefer using OSM notes as 
they are accessible on osm.org so you don't need a QA tool to check if 
there's something worth surveying in your area when out and about.

On 31/07/2019 18:42, Peter Neale via Talk-GB wrote:
> If this is not the correct place / route to seek assistance with this 
> issue, please advise me where to go.
> I see that, on a new housing estate near me, there are a number of 
> "Fix Me" tags on highway=residential, which I would like to fix.
> The tags all say, "noexit? turning_circle? stub?"
> These are all streets that link to only one other highway, mostly 
> highway=tertiary (i.e. they are cul de sacs / dead ends).
> Where the highway=residential is mapped as a single line, I can see 
> that it would be sensible to mark whether there is a turning circle, 
> or turning loop, at the end and, if there is no exit by vehicle, 
> bicycle, or on foot, to mark it as "noexit".
> However, where there is a turning loop, which is already mapped as a 
> looped highway, I don't understand what the "FixMe" is asking for.  
> See, for example https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5111774622
> Acording to 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dturning_loop,
> "Draw a closed highway=* way around the traffic island and connect it 
> to the main road, giving it the same name. If traffic is required to 
> flow in a particular direction around the traffic island, add 
> oneway=yes. This method is preferred for large turning circles, 
> because navigation applications decide whether the user is on- or 
> off-route based on their distance from the roadway. This method also 
> makes it possible to accurately map features inside the loop, such as 
> parking spaces, trees, or a flagpole.
> If a turning loop has been mapped as a way, do not remap it as a 
> simple node, as that would remove detail from the map."
> Are these "FixMe"s generated automatically?  Can I just delete the 
> "FixMe" in these cases?
> I would be grateful for any advice.
> Peter
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