[OSM-talk] Could/should editors detect/disallow huge changeset bboxes?

Florian Lohoff f at zz.de
Fri Jun 12 11:59:30 UTC 2020

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 01:00:56PM +0200, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> I wonder if it would be feasible or desirable for editors to warn users
> if they are at risk of creating country/world-spanning changesets.
> Something like "you have unsaved edits more than 500km away from where
> you are editing at the moment, please upload those before you continue"
> or so.
> World-spanning changesets are a constant source of irritation, and very
> rarely intentional.

Yes please - I am using Osmcha to look at changesets around me and i
have a high number of changesets which span half Europe and thus
intersect with the area i am looking at.

Changeset envelopes which span more than 100s of km² are broken.

Florian Lohoff                                                 f at zz.de
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