[Talk-us] reporting Pokemon Go related vandalism

Will Senechal willsenechal at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 00:09:14 UTC 2017

I do in fact know one of the areas that he edited quite well.  He added
"Mission Koi Pond" at a location that contained a large building (shown on
the Bing imagery) that I can confirm was still there yesterday.  It is the
site of Mission Neurology, at 890 Hendersonville Rd #200, Asheville, NC
28803, see http://www.mission-health.org/the-nervous-system.php#locations.
I would guess the edits are this person's home and work addresses, again to
try to cheat at Pokemon Go.

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 2:16 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> 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/c
> hangeset/45573753 were remarkably Pokemon-friendly, and the "cars parked
> in something now mapped as a duck pond" made it seem even more unlikely.
> 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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