[Talk-us] Telenav goes OSM with Scout

Mike N niceman at att.net
Tue May 20 18:36:21 UTC 2014

On 5/20/2014 2:13 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
> Makes me wonder, how many of you use Mapdust? What types of things do
> you end up fixing most?

   I did use Mapdust back in the day - there isn't much new showing up, 
so I only monitor Notes these days.

    For regional fixes, I would schedule a "missing speed limit" report 
for a video speed limit survey.

    It was great at calling out missing 1-way streets, but it would 
require a survey.  I think Scout covers that already with statistics 
which is better.

   Sometimes it would call out missing roads that I could add from 
TIGER.  Maproulette / TIGER battleship has addressed the many of the 
missing streets already.

   A few would be wrong street names or bad geometry telling them to 
turn at the wrong place - that could be fixed from Bing.

   There might be an occasional report of a wrong street name - and a 
case where the refreshed TIGER confirmed the report and I could make the 

    The remainder would be an address in the wrong place.  Most of those 
would have taken a survey or public address data to correct.

    Recently, I found an OSM note in which an Android routing App 
incorrectly routed a long distance around a closed part of a major 
secondary road.  Upon inspection, it appeared to be a tiny road segment 
that was accidentally deleted.    Now that many major roads have route 
relations, those could be monitored for a break - and then called out 
for a check to see if is a temporary construction closure or accidental 


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