[Talk-us] 0,0 Cleanup

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sat Nov 14 21:14:44 UTC 2015

On 11/13/2015 10:42 PM, Elliott Plack wrote:
> Folks,
> 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?

It looks okay right now, though there was a bad place=locality there a 
day ago. The rendering Foursquare uses may not be up to date.

Cleaning this area up is pretty easy since all that's there is a buoy. 
You can just select the other data and delete it.

For some time there was a LearnOSM tutorial that periodically leaked 
data to the region, but that's been fixed. Of course, occasionally 
there's data that makes it there with software bugs, generally in import 
conversions, and I think some JOSM versions start at 0,0 in the right 

Note: 0,0 is quite clearly not in the US ;)

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