[OSM-talk] Detrimental validation software

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Oct 15 15:25:34 UTC 2014


I will make & reinforce my point of view vehemently, especially when 
misuse of Google is implied, & definitely when repeated amendments are 
to the detriment of the database.

Dave F.

On 14/10/2014 17:22, Ian Dees wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com 
> <mailto: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.
> Thanks,
> Your friendly list moderator

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