[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Jun 30 20:43:47 UTC 2017

I would suggest that TeleNav fixes the mess they made here

Am 30.06.2017 um 22:26 schrieb Simon Poole:
> 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 ....
> Simon
> 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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