[OSM-talk] [Talk-us] Redacting 75, 000 street names contributed by user chdr

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Aug 28 08:27:57 UTC 2017

What surprises me most about the discussion up to now that it is
centered around the impact on the US and Canada were the removals are
rather small both relatively and absolute*, actually are more at the
nuisance level than anything else, and can easily be added back, likely
in a couple of days  from sources that are already pre-approved as
reference material.

Our concern should be more about Mexico, Brazil and other countries
where it is at least not obvious to me if the local communities are
aware of the issue and if we have any plan at all how we possibly could
mitigate the impact. I know that Brazil has already had multiple such
issues in the past, is Wille Marcel on this list?


* the redaction a couple of weeks back in Switzerland removed roughly
10% of the names from "residential" streets to but the US and Canadian
numbers in to perspective and there is currently no usable other source
for the names, and many of them are not surveable.

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