[OSM-talk] MAPS.ME edits - partly sub-standard

Andrew Harvey andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 21:49:23 UTC 2016

On 20 June 2016 at 22:48, Oleksiy Muzalyev <oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch> wrote:
> Maps.me editor has got the principal difference from other editors, - it can be used without an active Internet connection.

I've been editing in JOSM for years and just started editing with
Maps.me, and the fact that it's very fast and easy to make the edit is
the main reason I have. If I walk past a shop, it's very easy to add
it straight through the app, vs making a note and then spending time
back home converting that note into mapping in JOSM.

The down side of course is that the Maps.me data isn't updated very
frequently so I might be duplicating data which has been added after
Maps.me last generated the data extracts, or potentially already in
OSM but Maps.me wasn't rendering it (so I thought it didn't exist). I
think this is something Maps.me should address that if it finds a
similar tag nearby which was created at a time after your local
offline data and if so let you know about it before uploading.

It's also frustrating that I can't add key=value tags, as an expert
user this would be a handy option.

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