[talk-ph] Problematical OpenStreetMap edits around "null island"

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 12:35:29 UTC 2016


Hi Andy,

Thank you for bringing this up. Although I am not connected with Project
NOAH, there are a few members of Project NOAH on this mailing list but I am
not sure if they have already read this email so I'm pinging them on other
channels. Right now, I am assuming that the user is only experimenting with
some features of JOSM.

Regards,
Eugene



On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 10:24 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I wonder if anyone here can help.  I'm trying to track down the cause of a
> problem where rogue data is getting added around latitude 0, longitude 0 in
> the middle of the Atlandic.
>
> The latest example changeset that does this has a changeset comment of
> "#Project NOAH-ISAIAH added buildings".  It's that user's first changeset,
> and adds some buildings both in the northern Philippines and at "null
> island". A web search for that changeset comment finds
> http://blog.noah.dost.gov.ph/2016/03/18/project-noah-
> announces-start-of-isaiah/ and the contact info there is
> talk-ph at openstreetmap.org , so I'm sending this email to this list.
>
> Clearly something has gone wrong somewhere - either the lat/long values
> for the nodes of https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/452601924/history were
> confused by JOSM at upload, or confused by something external to JOSM and
> JOSM was just used as an interface to the OSM API without checking the
> uploaded data.  Obviously this isn't the fault of the user who uploaded it
> (it's their first changeset!) but it would be great if whatever training
> they receive could be changed so that things like this don't happen in the
> future.
>
> In order to do that, can anyone think what might be the best way to
> contact whoever would have run the OSM session in which this user uploaded
> that changeset? If we can work out want went wrong we can fix it for next
> time, whether it's a JOSM bug or something procedurally that needs
> changing.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Andy Townsend ("SomeoneElse" in OSM)
>
>
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