[OSM-talk] Beware Pokemon users

Marcos Oliveira marcosoliveira.2405 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 26 15:00:43 UTC 2016

Throwing my two cents,

Recently Portugal has been receiving a lot of new members and the vast
majority of them focus on adding paths and parks around a small area.

There has been an increase of bad mapping happening, see [1], [2], [3], [4]
to name a few.

I blame those Pokemon Go users that suggest you edit OSM to increase spawn
chances. It disregards the community and undermines the map data quality.

[1] - https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/461465683 (multiple over-layered
[2] - https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/461227943 (nonexistent footways
[3] - https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/461228607 (unconnected ways)
[4] - https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/461433845 (a bit of everything

2016-12-26 13:19 GMT+00:00 Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com>:

> Well, and apologies if this appears in any way snarky, you appear not to
> have welcomed any Pokemon users, whereas the person that you are
> criticising has (e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44637591
> )...
> OSM really doesn't need people more people telling other people what they
> should be doing.  What it does need is people actually willing to help.  If
> you'd like to see example changeset discussion comments to use, there are
> plenty more in the US (see http://resultmaps.neis-one.org
> /osm-discussions?c=United%20States ).  My example FWIW (for one that came
> to the DWG as needing reverting) is on https://www.openstreetmap.org/
> changeset/44656368 .
> Cheers,
> Andy
> On 26/12/16 12:14, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> On 25 December 2016 at 17:17, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Beware Pokemon users
>> You appear to have accidentally typed "Beware Pokemon users", where
>> the correct subject would be "Please Welcome Pokemon users".
>> HTH, and Merry Christmas!
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Um Abra├žo,
Marcos Oliveira
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