[Talk-us] Excellent progress, u.s.

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Tue Apr 17 03:30:10 BST 2012

> From: Alan Mintz [mailto:Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net]
> Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 6:18 PM
> To: talk-us at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] Excellent progress, u.s.
> At 2012-04-16 14:06, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> >Or you can simply add odbl=clean if there's nothing ungood about the
> >object (e.g. it was split from a TIGER way and the splitting is
> >something you would have done anyway).
> Is this really sufficient? Can someone from the redaction squad comment?
> Can I protect/"bless" a way or node and prevent its redaction simply by
> (in good faith) adding this tag?
> Any ways that I have tagged with source=<some_imagery>;survey;image
> means I have aligned against imagery and personally photo-surveyed at
> least one street-name sign along it. It would certainly help to be able
> to just add odbl=clean to such ways that are complained about by the
> plugin instead of having to delete and re-add them, fix the
> intersections, and fix the relations.
> I'm also more likely to get it done, since it multiplies my productivity
> many times.

If you've verified all of the tags on it from ODbL compatible sources (e.g.
a survey you did), you can add odbl=clean and the way will be kept. The
nodes may be deleted if they were created by a decliner. In this case what I
generally do is select all the dirty nodes in the way and delete them, then
re-trace the way.

If all blars did was split the way then the nodes will still be clean. If he
refined the geometry then the geometry will be reverted to what it was

What I've been doing a lot of is going to a dirty way, deleting all the tags
and then copying all of the tags from CanVec (Canadian equivalent of TIGER,
but more reliable), pasting them to the way and adding odbl=clean. You have
to be careful that you don't remove other clean data (mainly cycle route
information here). To check that I open up the history (Ctrl-H) and see who
added it. Generally it's not a decliner, so I can keep the tag.

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