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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Mon Aug 28 10:38:33 UTC 2017

Am 28.08.2017 um 12:16 schrieb James:
> As Stewart has pointed out there are some changes that are valid(name
> expansion). I think Mr.Ramm needs to revise his selection algorithm
> before mass deletion
I'm not quite sure why we are again discussing the center of the known
universe again, but I do want to point out that in for the majority of
the US the names will revert back to their original TIGER values. For
example for the street Clifford pointed to, from Seeton Road to East
Seeton Road, which is no worse than before somebody decided to start
cheating and not a major disaster.


PS: naturally simply assuming that all name expansions are legit is a
bit iffy, consider Circle vs. Circuit and other expansions that you
often can't decide without external sources, I don't know if there are
any such cases in the affected data, but it seems to be silly to start
wasting time on something that is essentially a non-problem (revert the
name to the original and re-expand it using current TIGER if possible).

> On Aug 28, 2017 6:05 AM, "joost schouppe" <joost.schouppe at gmail.com
> <mailto:joost.schouppe at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     2017-08-28 10:27 GMT+02:00 Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch
>     <mailto:simon at poole.ch>>:
>         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 can't say I'm surprised by that myself. This is a conversation
>     in English, on a mailing list, bot things not very popular in
>     Latin America.
>     I've posted this thread to the Latam telegram group, with an offer
>     to translate if needed.  
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