[OSM-talk] Way to delete buildings added by specific user, or help reverting?

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 21:04:40 UTC 2019

Different people have different standards.  Normally in OpenStreetMap we 
don't consider data consumers but they do exist.

In Canada for example there are different levels of government and 
government agencies who would like to see buildings in Canada.  They are 
available in different formats from a number of sources in Open Data 
format with the correct licensing.  However combining them with other 
sources means it is more convenient for many to use OSM.

We have had people complain that buildings have been mapped with too 
much detail.  I'm probably guilty of using the JOSM buildings_tool to 
simplify buildings and not include the bumps for garages when mapping in 
Canada.  Talking to the government agencies and most would be delighted 
with the level of detail and accuracy you've identified rather than have 

In Africa where I also map these would be considered to be more than 
acceptable compared to many buildings that are mapped there.

If you zap them what's left and is it better to have nothing than 
building outline that is approximately correct?

Cheerio John

hbogner wrote on 2019-07-08 3:53 PM:
> My comment was not nice because I snapped after seeing what he/she did.
> As a schooled surveyor that kind of neglect and false data is hurting 
> me and I have the right to be angry. Maybe to harsh language but that 
> data is false data.
> Only one building on this map is not the same as the others:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/r3u6tow5qbc7jna/osm-Venko.png
> They are copy/pasted all over the map.
> This is not the first complaint I got about him/her from Croatian 
> community.
> Croatian community does not like false data being entered just to fill 
> the map.
> On 08. 07. 2019. 21:36, Bryan Housel wrote:
>> hbonger, your comment here is not very nice.
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/56552674
>> Reviewing their edits on OSMCha, most of their edits don’t look too bad
>> https://osmcha.mapbox.com/changesets/69561377?filters=%7B%22users%22%3A%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22Venko%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22Venko%22%7D%5D%2C%22date__gte%22%3A%5B%7B%22label%22%3A%22%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22%22%7D%5D%7D 
>> <https://osmcha.mapbox.com/changesets/69561377?filters={"users":[{"label":"Venko","value":"Venko"}],"date__gte":[{"label":"","value":""}]}> 
>> Maybe you should try being nicer to them and they might care about 
>> the map more.  Comments like yours ripple outwards and affect the 
>> rest of the OSM project negatively.. Calling some’s edit “bullshit” 
>> is not going to get them to draw better buildings.
>> Just saying - be nicer, thanks.
>> Bryan
>>> On Jul 8, 2019, at 2:57 PM, hbogner <hbogner+news at gmail.com 
>>> <mailto:hbogner+news at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> Is there a way to delete buildings created by specific user?
>>> Some users already complained about 
>>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Venko to me for inaccurate 
>>> mapping and imaginary mapping. They wrote to him, but he didn't 
>>> reply or stop.
>>> Here is an example on which I just stumbled:
>>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/45.52874/15.48285&layers=N
>>> He copy/pasted one building all over the place.
>>> I tried to revert the changeset, but there are too many conflicts.
>>> Any suggestions how to fix this mess?
>>> regards, Hrvoje
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