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

Jóhannes Birgir Jensson joi at betra.is
Mon Jun 20 22:01:54 UTC 2016

I've been using Maps.me myself and find it easy to add shops - although 
I'm missing many presets (I change them when I come home to the right 
one but other users will not do that generally).

Maps.me was perfect for one activity that is usually painful - updating 
shops inside Iceland's largest mall. Several had shut down and others 
opened and updating it as I walked past each one in Maps.me was very 
easy to do - for those that had shut down I modified the name to make it 
clear and then deleted node at home. 

It would be nice if there was a power-user setting on it - perhaps 
unlockable elsewhere (or based on edit # in OSM or something using 
non-Maps.me editors) so novice users can't wreak more havoc.

Þann 20.6.2016 21:49, skrifaði Andrew Harvey:
> 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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