[Talk-us] 0,0 Cleanup

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 10:05:58 UTC 2015

On 14/11/2015 06:42, Elliott Plack wrote:
> There's a lot of sandbox type data at 0°, 0° on OSM. Any special 
> method to clean that up? I noticed it on the Mapbox Foursquare map, 
> because creating lists defaults the map to 0,0 at z10. Any way we can 
> polish that area up?

There's not a huge amount at "null island" in OSM at the moment. There's 
a buoy that genuinely exists (and even has its own web page!):


It's a bit of a stretch to call that a "locality", perhaps, but it does 
actually exist.  Lots of other mistaken imports show up there (open the 
area up in Potlatch 1, hit "undelete" and wait a bit and you'll see the 
effect), but they tend to be spotted and deleted fairly quickly.  
Learnosm have a "virtual sandbox" a bit north of there too, but nothing 
should get uploaded there any more because they fixed their test data to 
make it not uploadable in JOSM.

If you're seeing lots of data in Foursquare maybe it's not an OSM issue 
but perhaps Foursquare data overlaid over an OSM map?


Andy (SomeoneElse)

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