[Talk-us] Deleting / Closing / Renaming all places in a chain

Mike N niceman at att.net
Wed Sep 7 10:06:13 UTC 2016


On 9/7/2016 3:45 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Except those humans who could have used that outdated thing as a marker
> to tell them that the map is dated.
>
> Yes they could look at the last modification date of things or analyze
> how many contributors the area has or myriad other OSM insider things.
> But seeing a "Domino's Pizza" on the map doesn't need an API, or insider
> knowledge, it doesn't even need a web site - it is the universal
> language of map dating.


   I can't visualize a mapper that is so starved for places to resurvey 
that they rely on a list of stale POIs as a source instead of a more 
methodical system of date checking or any of the many OSM QA tools that 
automatically flag stale data such as a dead web site.




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