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

80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru 80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru
Fri Jun 12 22:00:27 UTC 2020

>Friday, June 12, 2020 10:20 AM -05:00 from James <james2432 at gmail.com>:
>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
If the satellite view ( imagery)  in my local area is 7 mouths old +, why would anybody want me to edit in theirs backyard ?
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.
On Fri., Jun. 12, 2020, 11:10 a.m. ndrw, < ndrw6 at redhazel.co.uk > wrote:
>>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
>>More guidelines:  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Armchair_mapping
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