[OSM-talk] Streetcomplete and Geographically Large Changesets

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 21:07:42 UTC 2021

Streetcomplete works off line then uploads when it gets on line.  Mine get
uploaded only on Wi-Fi.

I strongly suspect that Streetcomplete changes get tagged when they are
uploaded rather than when they are entered in Streetcomplete.

I live in one location but have previously lived in another which I visit
from time to time.  This distance is some 6,000 kilometers.  I have been
known to make edits in both locations.

So not impossible mapping.

Cheerio John

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021, 16:44 Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently started using OSMCHA to monitor changesets in my local area.
> There have been a number of cases where a changeset from Streetcomplete has
> shown up in my feed, not because an edit was actually made in my local
> area, but because the changeset spanned a large area (.e.g. half the US).
> When I have commented on these changesets and I get a reply, the mapper has
> informed me that this is an issue with Streetcomplete and they (the mapper)
> cannot do anything about it.
> 1)  Is this really a characteristic of Streetcomplete, or are people just
> misusing it?
> 2) Is there a work around?
> 3) What can we do to convince the developers of Streetcomplete to address
> this (if this is really an error in Streetcomplete)?
> 4) Does anyone really believe the mappers using Streetcomplete are
> "surveying" the changes as the changesets state?  That would mean that (in
> the examples I saw today) they made some edits in one part of the country,
> drove for ~13 hours to another location (ok, they could have taken a
> flight, but we are still talking many hours if one includes the drive to
> the airport, security, the flight, and getting some sort of ground
> transportation on the other end), made some more edits, and only then did
> Streetcomplete decide to upload their changes (actually making several
> changesets but grouping by type of change rather than the time they were
> made or the geographic area in which they were made)?
> Mike
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