[OSM-talk] Suggested mass edits

Sebastiaan Couwenberg sebastic at xs4all.nl
Sun Apr 18 18:53:58 UTC 2021

On 4/18/21 6:43 PM, Martin Machyna wrote:
> I had an idea that came during my work on a buildings import. I would like
> to clear/fix improperly created/deconstructed relations. This would include:
While this cleanup gets rid of some cruft, it does not prevent the
issues from being created again. Like the area project [0] that was
deemed completed four years ago, those issues are still introduced on a
daily basis.

To help combat the spread, the various QA tools need to report about
these issues to increase their visibility, and editors need their
validators to report them where they don't do so already (e.g. JOSM
reports about type=multipolygon on ways). But because of the wide
variety of editors and varying levels of quality, that still won't
prevent the issues from being reintroduced. Mappers are free to ignore
the validator issues if they see them at all.

This kind of QA work is a never ending endeavor, be prepared to keep
fixing these issues if you want them gone permanently.

[0] http://area.jochentopf.com/

Kind Regards,


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