[OSM-talk] Detrimental validation software

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 16:22:19 UTC 2014

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:

> On 13/10/2014 17:18, Aaron Lidman wrote:
>> Looking at the imagery I can see how it might be thought they connect,
>> especially when none of us are using google maps for verification, right?
> Wrong. I was using Streetview to confirm to the forum what I already knew
> - that the roads don't join. I don't need Google as I went there & did a
> proper visual survey, whereas your employee just "thought" they "might"
> join. This armchair guesswork is bad for the OSM database: If you're unsure
> if an edit will improve the quality of the map - please don't make it.
> I use the validation software you mention, but only to correct data that I
> have first hand knowledge of & never to amend something in another time
> zone where I've never been. Even when I do use them, I stop to think
> whether it is an accurate error report & not blindly fix it assuming it
> must be true.

A reminder to watch our language on the list. Like Frederik said, assume
good intentions and don't use hyperbole or "loud words" to force your point.

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