[Talk-us] Need advice on a project i've taken on

Hans De Kryger hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 11 23:21:27 UTC 2017



On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Andrew Matheny <andrewdmatheny at gmail.com>

> I think Walter makes a fair point, but on the other hand, issues with
> TIGER data are easily apparent when looking at the streets (ways aren't
> straight, curves are messy, intersections aren't square, etc.) or when
> armchair mappers compare them to the imagery. If they're wanting to figure
> out which ways may need review for geometry, the variety of philosophies on
> the tiger:reviewed key should allow a search using that (since the most
> liberal user usually removes the key after they fix geometry while the most
> conservative leaves it until on-the-ground checking is done)
> Other fields (like speed limits, surface, etc.) are only going to be there
> if a user added that data at a later date. If someone's looking to add
> those missing fields, I think they'd be more likely to run an OverPass
> query or do a simple JOSM search of the objects in their dataframe rather
> than going by the date it was last edited.
> I think this is a great idea. To address Walter's point, I would think
> about using a special username for this project (like TIGERzipremoval or
> something) and making sure your changeset comments cleary state that it's
> an automated edit to remove the obsolete tags. That way it's easy to see
> when anyone pulls up a way's history.

​I would, but i already made over a million edits so far on my account.
​See link https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/tiger:zip_left#map

> On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 4:55 AM, Walter Nordmann <wnordmann at gmx.de> wrote:
>> In Germany we say: don't touch an object just for cleanup.
>> Cleanup without any other modifications (e.g in geometry)  will change
>> the timestamp of that object (last changed!!!) and somebody may think: this
>> way has been modified last week - so i don't need to check the geometry or
>> the speed limit or something else.
>> Ok, if you really change something, THEN you should cleanup old/unused
>> tags.
>> Regards
>> walter, aka wambacher
>> Am 11.06.2017 um 05:21 schrieb Mike N:
>>>  I agree that removing the non standard tags is almost always OK.
>>>  What is the advantage of removing them all with an automated edit?
>>> Their presence doesn't damage anything, and editors can add those tags to
>>> their passive removal list.
>>>   The TIGER name expansion resulted in a large benefit by removing a
>>> manual task.   Changing unused tags would only add to the history file for
>>> a small benefit.
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