[OSM-talk] Zero tolerance on imports
kairo at kairo.at
Tue Feb 22 02:28:00 GMT 2011
Peter Budny schrieb:
> The thing is, whether the work is done by humans or robots, how are you
> going to know if it's right?
Now here's the actual argument why automated imports are often a bad
thing: A lot of data is being added to the database *without being
checked by anyone* for its quality. You might have seen the Example of
plan.at in Austria in this thread, we had and have significant problems
with the data imported from there because some of it is very bad quality
and has been automatically connected with ways from existing surveyed
and checked data, so often you can't even easily delete the wrong data
again without doing harm.
The most important reason why we need actual people to do work on the
data is because they can check the quality by e.g. going there
themselves, looking at multiple satellite images, etc. - of course
including one of the most important items where OSM wins against a lot
of other map material: local knowledge of the editors.
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