[OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Mon Feb 21 23:24:31 GMT 2011

I prefer this idea:

mapnik etc could render only objects with version 2 or higher. Not only 
does that block out imports, but now we're at the point of completing 
various areas, it will make people go back and check them.

<matt amos>But they will just go and make tiny changes to increment the 
version without checking</matt amos>

yea yeah....

On 2/19/2011 5:04 PM, Andrew Errington wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Feb 2011 09:40:03 Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Finally, all these warnings must sound hollow to someone who lives in a
>> place where 90% of data around him is imported. You will have a hard
>> time telling him that imports are bad.
> I live in a place where 90% of the data is imported.  Imports are bad.  It's
> bad because I discover errors and start to think 'How many more errors must
> there be?'.  It's mainly bad for two reasons.  Firstly, the data is old, and
> there has been a significant road-building program going on here for a while.
> Secondly, things don't join up because the import processing didn't process
> road junctions properly, so routing doesn't work (until mappers go around and
> join them up).
> IMHO imports should exist as 'ghost objects' or 'pencil lines'.  They should
> never render on Mapnik etc. and never be used for routing, but a mapper with
> local knowledge should be able to verify the objects and change them to a
> real object (i.e. 'ink them in').
> Of course, if we had one million mappers here they could all take a quick look
> at their local area and fix the mistakes in a couple of days...
> Best wishes,
> Andrew
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