[OSM-talk] Ipatinga, Brazil, is gone

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Tue Aug 7 21:00:49 BST 2012

Vitor -

Let me know if you need tracing help, we have a small team focussed on remapping right now and we're happy to jump in where needed. As a first step, I suggest creating a task for each city you'd like to bring back on. Simon Poole is the gate keeper for admin accounts on rebuild.poole.ch.


On Aug 6, 2012, at 2:32 PM, vitor wrote:

> Hi,
> A whole urban region is gone from OpenStreetMap in Brazil. 
> Changes at OSM Inspector: http://bit.ly/PAdw4z
> These are Ipatinga and other smaller industrial cities, in Minas Gerais state.
> Some people from there asked for my help to check if it is possible to get the map back. 
> They are very beginners OSMers, but they are from a company that seems to be already using OSM maps for security services.
> We can start an effort to map the whole city back, or look for an import, but I want to believe the former editors weren't aware about license change.
> Is there a way to know who were the editors for this region? Maybe these local guys can be more lucky in contacting them and explain about the license change.
> Thanks,
> Vitor George
> mapaslivres.org
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