[OSM-talk] Responding to vandalism

Michael Andersen osm at hjart.dk
Sun Mar 19 20:15:52 UTC 2017


Since it was first announced in october 2015, I have been watching the demo 
instance of https://github.com/MichaelVL/osm-analytic-tracker (developed by a 
fellow dane) almost daily and have found it immensely useful for keeping track 
of the activity in all of Denmark (the country north of Germany).
Until this year I have been practically singlehandedly guarding my entire 
country, welcoming new users and catching and correcting all kinds of 
mistakes, sometimes within as little as 5 minutes and actually been pretty 
succesfull at it.
This year a few other contributors have started watching the instance too, but 
unfortunately none of them still has the necessary experience and confidence 
for really helping out. I hope they eventually will.
I listed the link to the instance on my profile page: 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Hjart , so that anyone wondering how I 
discovered their edits so fast, has a chance of finding out.
Of course this tool requires running a dedicated server, but if you want an 
efficient tool for patrolling a country/state sized area, this is it.

On s√łndag den 19. marts 2017 08.39.27 CET Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 2:02 PM, Yves <yvecai at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting, I didn't know such patrolling took place at a country scale
> > in OSM. Have you revert/re-map stats?
> > 
> > However with your point 1)you have an idea.
> > How about a service rendering the area affected by an edit before
> > 'commit'?
> > This preview could be the place for an additional warning about the the
> > live DB.
> 
> I'd be open to patrolling a wider area than (most) of my metro area (such
> as the entire state), but it seems WHODIDIT's about the only tool that
> isn't completely hamfisted that I'm aware of, and it's bbox limit isn't
> quite big enough to fit what most here would consider the entire metro,
> much less what TV and radio consder the entire metro (TV and radio stations
> typically also consider several southeastern Kansas and northwestern
> Arkansas counties as part of "metro Tulsa").






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