[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Jun 30 20:26:24 UTC 2017

I''m in the process of fixing a couple of these. and I couldn't help
noticing that some of them can't simply be reverted because the TeleNav
data team has added lane tagging on them ....


Am 30.06.2017 um 18:21 schrieb Clifford Snow:
> Edits, from what appears to be a search engine optimization company
> (SEO), have damaged a number of ways in the US. Martijn Van Exel
> pointed out the problem on Slack the other day. What they did was to
> add their client to a street, often changing the name of the street to
> the company.  Fortunately they made it easy to find using overpass [1]
> by adding in the clients address, phone number, source and website.
> The query looks for addresses and websites on ways. 
> West of the Mississippi has been fixed. There are some false positives
> when running the query, they are all park polygons with both
> leisure=park and highway=pedestrian. The website url is of the park.
> If someone would like to help clean up the rest of damage they did,
> just run the overpass query for an area, state, county, etc. to get a
> list of ways that match the query. From there just select the way
> which will open OSM in another tab where you can use your favorite
> editor to fix. Use the history feature or TIGER data to get the
> correct road name. The addr:street they added may not be anywhere near
> your way. 
> [1] http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/q5A
> Thanks,
> Clifford
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