[OSM-talk] Policy in mapping military installations

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 20:34:57 BST 2012

On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:01 PM, ce-test, qualified testing bv - Gert
Gremmen <g.gremmen at cetest.nl> wrote:
> I found a completely erased military base in Israel,
> that is uncensored on Bing and Google, and two instances in OSM
> of it have subsequently been removed, the first one drawn by
> me (for 2 years) more recently a fresh version from user
> mathbau (162033031)  erased by wikipod. (162033973)
> There might have been consensus between the 2, but
> I don't think that it's 2 users who should decide on
> what is there to map and what not, once it has been
> licensed to OSMF.
> For those that want to see what's going on:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=32.6671&lon=35.18933&zoom=15&layers=M
> http://maps.google.nl/maps?ll=32.665896,35.177879&spn=0.028794,0.055747&
> t=k&z=15
> In josm it's easy to vies  BING imagery behind it. Don't know about
> potchlatch.
> I suppose it makes  no sense creating a mapping war, so
> I inquired about any policy in these.
> Anyway, I was trying to recover the version I made
> in the past to insert into fosm, but it seems
> that it's not easy to find erased works.... ;<((

You can undelete specific objects using Potlatch 1. There is an
"Undelete" function in the "Advanced" menu. I do see several deleted
things in that area. Looks like an airport. They seem to have been
deleted in this changeset:

Have you tried sending the user a message asking why it was deleted?


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