[Talk-us] Fwd: TIGER fixup and mapping "more"

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Jul 12 16:47:28 BST 2012

Fwd to list, see below

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From: Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Talk-us] TIGER fixup and mapping "more"
To: Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Robert Kaiser wrote:
>> After having spent another vacation in the US (in Northern
>> California this time), I started wondering if there should be
>> a mass edit to switch all the highway=residential (or other
>> highway values set en masse and mostly wrong) that are from
>> TIGER imports and still on v1 objects to highway=road instead.
> Funny you should say that. I was doing some backwoods editing recently and
> wondering about the same problem.
> I was wondering if something like http://frontdoor.cloudapp.net/ might be a
> fun solution. Present some aerial imagery, the OSM data, and say "is this a
> track or a road?". Kind of like HotOrNot for the OSM generation. (For extra
> efficiency, have a button for "it's a track and in fact _everything_ on this
> view is a track"... and a link to open it in P2 (or whatever) for the really
> curious.)
> This sort of game-like edit, basically harnessing people's boredom, could be
> a nice way to get the casual user into OSM.

Ooh, cool idea. I've started building something similar for 'is this a bridge'.
Maybe we can expand on that?

martijn van exel

martijn van exel

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