[OSM-talk] Chain Store Cleanup

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Apr 30 22:17:12 UTC 2015

You'll probably face an easier road if your clean page follows the
mechanical edit convention, using your name:
(sample: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Bryce_C_Nesbitt
even if you're not doing something fully mechanical.


   1. Add the "TODO" plugin to JOSM.
   2. From overpass turbo load "name=McDonalds" and "amenity=fast_food".
   3. Export to JOSM (clicking 'repair' first).
   4. Select a reasonable region, such as your home country.  Invert the
   selection and "purge" the rest of the nodes to eliminate the non-target
   areas of the earth.
   5. Select only tagged objects (using search) and add to the "TODO"
   6. Step through the nodes, prior to making any mechanical changes.

I recommend working only in countries where you understand the language and
name=McDonalds might be correct in places you don't fully understand.

I think http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/POI:McDonald%27s is overkill
however.  And long term chances are
some form of synchronization with McDonald's official store finder will
replace the current manual process.
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