[OSM-talk] mass iD validation arrives in NYC

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue May 28 18:10:55 UTC 2019

On Tue, 2019-05-28 at 20:00 +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Am Di., 28. Mai 2019 um 19:56 Uhr schrieb Dave F via talk <
> talk at openstreetmap.org>:
> > I notice these changesets were completed in 30/60 seconds
> > respectively.
> > 
> > I don't use iD. How is this possible? Does it have a JOSM like mass
> > edit 
> > 
> > ability?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >    I don't see asking users to split the changesets as a solution
> > to 
> > 
> > what is the clear problem of mass adding/amending tags to 
> > 
> > unknown/undocumented ones.
> indeed, I see no way to judge whether the iD suggestion to change
> objects from crossing=zebra to crossing=marked makes sense, because
> there is no documentation of crossing=marked. Going by the words,
> probably any zebra crossing can be seen as a marked crossing so it
> may not be introducing errors, just reducing specificity/detail.
Just had a play with iD in my local High Street. 

First edit was a minor one to tidy up a spurious line, iD made no
attempt to change any other objects.

Second edit was to add a tactile paving tag to one of the zebra
crossings, it warned me that a marked crossing has outdated tags and
wanted to loose valuable information. which I declined but it is easy
to see how an inexperienced mapper could be coerced into making such a

As you say marked is undocumented, and zebra is documented.

Phil (trigpoint)
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