[Talk-us] SEO Damage to OSM

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Jun 30 21:06:06 UTC 2017



Am 30.06.2017 um 22:59 schrieb Ian Dees:
> First of all, that's Mapbox's data team that made the changes since
> the SEO editor added junk, not Telenav,

Sorry, but making about a dozen edits on a road (including changing the
tagging) -without- raising an eyebrow about its tagging is not better
than spamming on purpose (in the end they jkust want to improve their
life too, why not give them some slack).

But you obviously believe that mindless mechanical editing is a good
thing ... more power to you is the only thing I can say to that.

Simon


>
> Second: please don't spread your negative attitude on the talk-us
> list. If you don't want to fix the map, then move on and leave it for
> someone else to fix. Don't complain about it. Or if you're going to
> point it out, at least try to use a positive, constructive voice
> rather than a hateful one.
>
> Thanks,
> Ian
>
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch
> <mailto:simon at poole.ch>> wrote:
>
>     I would suggest that TeleNav fixes the mess they made here
>     http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/402471851#map=18/34.18198/-118.39599
>     <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/402471851#map=18/34.18198/-118.39599>
>     themselves.
>
>
>     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
>>>
>>>     -- 
>>>     @osm_seattle
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>>>     OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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