[OSM-talk] Duplicate place=city capital=yes and other place nodes

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 25 02:49:09 BST 2009

It looks like many of these dupes are being cleaned up by user Mala


Thanks Mala, as I was the cause of at least one set of those bad imports!
This was an import of Arabic placenames globally, in a changeset pushed through the bulk_upload.py.

bulk_upload.py seems to support modify and delete, but in my experience (obviously!) not.
Can anyone confirm that bulk_upload.py does work .. and then perhaps I can determine what I've been doing wrong.
I'm not the only one, as you'll see that other dup country changesets have used bulk_upload.py as well.


From: Stefan Baebler <stefan.baebler at gmail.com>
To: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab at gmail.com>
Cc: openstreetmap <talk at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 5:04:25 AM
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Duplicate place=city capital=yes and other place nodes

Yes, i also encountered them.

There seem to be many broken imports of various country names,
creating new nodes instead of updating existing ones:
(notice "v1" at all nodes in all of the above changesets!)

Some of them seem ok though:


On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM, Ævar Arnfjörð
Bjarmason<avarab at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if this has been noted previously but there seem to be a
> lot of recent duplicate place= nodes in the database from different
> users:
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/27564988
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/435916947
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/428339584
>  http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/265958490
> Then there were a lot of duplicate place=country nodes by user
> balrog-kun, but these seem to be mostly cleaned up now:
>  249399354 | Ísland                                   | country
>  424314784 | Ísland                                   | country
>  424312027 | Ísland                                   | country
>  424298323 | Ísland                                   | country
>  424317955 | Ísland                                   | country
>  432425001 | Ísland                                   | country
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