[OSM-talk] SteveC should decide

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 19:44:20 BST 2009

2009/10/7 DavidD <thewinch at gmail.com>:
> 2009/10/6 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
>> Yes and keep it to yourself, don't bother telling anyone else since
>> they really want to waste their time finding out there is no name,a
>> after the 10th person does this I'm sure someone has a right to be
>> upset.
> If you have 10 people in the same area chasing an unnamed road then a
> noname tag isn't going to solve the actual problem. A road in OSM that
> has been surveyed by a single person is tagged identically to a road
> that has a dozen gps tracks and has been checked by several people.
> The fact that a road has no name is irrelevant. A road with a name is
> also potentially incorrect and needs to be checked.
> Currently those 10 people will end up checking the same areas multiple
> times while some areas don't get checked at all. The problem is that
> there is no way to communicate the "verification level" or an object
> in the database. If the 10 people want to verify the data in an
> efficient and systematic way then they they need to organise between
> themselves and store information outside the database. It's a problem
> that needs a general solution not a single tag that works in a very
> specific case.

That's assuming they aren't just doing this as a side thing as they
travel about, potentially going out of their way to get the name of a
street that has no name or no street sign, so communicating that is
important beyond any local grouping.

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