[Talk-us] reporting Pokemon Go related vandalism

Rihards richlv at nakts.net
Mon Jan 30 19:33:38 UTC 2017

On 2017.01.30. 21:16, Andy Townsend wrote:
> On 27/01/2017 22:49, ajt1047 at gmail.com wrote:
>> On 27/01/2017 06:20, Will Senechal wrote:
>>>   I'll try to keep an eye on activity around here, and will try to
>>> continue updating my area.
>> They've just "edited" again, and I've blocked in
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/user_blocks/1169 , so I'd be grateful if
>> people could keep an eye out for other problematical edits in the area
>> from other names too... 
> The Data Working Group have just had a mail from the mapper saying that
> although the _previous_ ones were fake, their _last_ edit
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/45573753 was actually valid (and
> said "If there needs to be photographs taken I will gladly"). I replied
> suggesting that they might want to post here to explain what happened,
> and accepted their offer of photgraphic evidence.  I have to say I'm
> still somewhat sceptical - the features in
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/45573753 were remarkably
> Pokemon-friendly, and the "cars parked in something now mapped as a duck
> pond" made it seem even more unlikely.

i commented on the changeset, asking for mapillary images. plain photos
might be taken who-knows-where, but faking the location for mapillary
would likely be too much effort :)

> I'd be delighted to be wrong of course - it'd be great if this really
> was someone trying to map real things (but perhaps not making a very
> good job of it as this is their first non-fake edit).  If anyone's in a
> position to check the validity or otherwise of it please do (you can
> visualise the change in
> https://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=45573753 - some things should
> be easy to spot like the stream
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/469546360/history "Glen Meadows
> Subterrain Spring").
> Best Regards,
> Andy

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