[OSM-talk] Proposed mechanical edit - remove blatant duplicates (sustenance=fast_food on amenity=fast_food, atm=yes on amenity=atm etc.)

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Fri Jun 14 13:10:01 UTC 2019

On 6/14/2019 5:02 AM, Dave F via talk wrote:

> That the main website is antiquated & unable to display details of
> edits is not a reason to improve the database efficiently. Performing
> edits in one go makes them easier to keep track of & revert, if
> there's a problem.
> DaveF

IMO, smaller and more gradual mechanical edits are much easier to keep
track of & revert. If there's a problem with a well-thought-out
mechanical edit, it's highly likely to be localized, either a data edge
case or a local mapping community that has different ideas. Smaller
edits allow us take a look at the actual consequences and possibly
suggest changes. And smaller reverts are also easier for the software to


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