[Talk-GB] Survey date

Edward Catmur ecatmur at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 10 22:18:20 UTC 2019


Yes, that would be fine. You might also consider breaking up the edit into
multiple uploads each with an appropriate source tag - this may be a bit
tricky depending on which editor you use, though.

On Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 22:02 Martin Wynne, <martin at templot.com> wrote:

> On 10/03/2019 21:33, Edward Catmur wrote:
> > Changesets have a timestamp attached (the time when you hit upload in the
> > editor, I guess), so the community (other mappers and data consumers) can
> > usually assume that the survey date is more or less the same as the
> > changeset timestamp.
>
> Thanks. But a changeset could contain several dozen different items, not
> all of which have been surveyed at the same time, or even surveyed at all.
>
> For example I might add a footbridge over a stream. The footbridge would
> have been freshly surveyed, but the course of the stream I would most
> likely trace from OS OpenData StreetView in the iD editor.
>
> My thought was to add the physical date to each separate item, the date
> I crossed or photographed the bridge or whatever, regardless of when I
> added it to OSM. It might be only a day or two later, or it might be a
> few months later.
>
> cheers,
>
> Martin.
>
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