[Talk-us] Am I wrong to be bothered by this?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 15:39:22 UTC 2017

[Talk-us] An actual mini roundabout!

I monitor a number of places I’ve done mapping in and suspect I’ll be back
> to in the future. Today I noticed a change set that covers nearly all of
> California and Nevada [1].  It looks like this same mapper has even done
> some changes that span continents [2].
His action was most likely triggered by this discussion:
[Talk-us] An actual mini roundabout!

As this regarded a small number of places all over the US, and in most
cases the corrections were straightforward from looking at the Bing photos,
I think there was nothing wrong in doing this type of checkup all over the
place. I looked up a couple and it was clearly the wrong usage of the
mini-roundabout tag.

> wonder why the street name was dropped from the way.

Ask the user who did it.
I agree, names can only be decided locally.
I have added in many cases new roundabouts from satellite photos, but
normally not been able to assign names to them, because that can only be
done locally

> Am I out of line to be annoyed when I see a change set like this one?
> [1] https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44914222
> [2] https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Stephen214/history#map=2/44.7/-56.0
> [3] https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/437522050/history

I am thankful to the user in question who seems to have done a systematic
work on the many false mini-roundabouts all over the globe
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