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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 15:19:46 UTC 2020

No they shouldn't, mapping roads in northern Canada, your bbox can become
quite large quickly as mapping logging roads/dirt roads is quick and easy,
but span over multiple kms

On Fri., Jun. 12, 2020, 11:10 a.m. ndrw, <ndrw6 at redhazel.co.uk> wrote:

> On 12/06/2020 15:32, 80hnhtv4agou--- via talk wrote:
> > I am confused,
> > are you telling me being in chicago, where i can go to the place i am
> > editing, not relying on satellite view
> > which is behind by at least 7 month or more here, i should be messing
> > around in London.
> Yes, you can map anywhere you want. There are no rules forbidding that,
> and there are projects like HOT that are mostly based on armchair mapping.
> Like with any edits, start with low risk/high impact changes (e.g.
> adding contents to poorly mapped areas), map only what you can see in
> the imagery, follow local conventions and listen to more experienced
> mappers.
> More guidelines: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Armchair_mapping
> Ndrw
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