[OSM-talk] Paid mapping

John Whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 00:40:29 UTC 2020

I've seen a lot of poor mapping get replicated in this way by newcomers 
copying the tags.

Cheerio John

Mike Thompson wrote on 2020-06-22 8:25 PM:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 4:12 PM Mateusz Konieczny via talk 
> <talk at openstreetmap.org <mailto:talk at openstreetmap.org>> wrote:
>     Jun 23, 2020, 00:07 by miketho16 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:miketho16 at gmail.com>:
>         "except for the preceding, we follow OSM community norms."
>     This should be enough to ban of all their mapping accounts until
>     changing their plan
>     (I assume that they either backtracked that or stopped editing)
> They said that they were going to do some additional training for 
> their staff.  They did give some indication they would make some 
> changes, but I didn't follow up. Part of the problem is that another, 
> non local, mapper got really enthusiastic a couple of years ago about 
> changing all unpaved roads to highway=track.  Amazon Logistics people 
> see this, and if they are adding a road, they perhaps compare it to 
> the existing content nearby, and try to mimic that tagging.
> Mike
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