[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jul 26 11:58:10 UTC 2021




Jul 26, 2021, 13:39 by frederik at remote.org:

> If you think that a simple search-and-replace is a good idea - then
> leave your hands off it and let someone fix it who has the time and
> energy to do it properly.
>
That leaves out possibility of getting permission for fully automated edit.

In many cases it is a good solution and doing it manually would be a massive
waste of time and result in more mistakes being introduced.

For examples see:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/removing_is_in_duplicating_borders_of_Poland_-_is_in:country,_is_in%3DPoland,_is_in%3DPolska,_is_in:country_code

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_edits/TTmechanicalupdates/Remove_night_time_conditional_speed_restriction_in_urban_areas_in_Poland

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/remove_boundary_tagging_on_ways_in_Poland/

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/add_highway%3Dbus_stop_tag_where_only_public_transport%3Dplatform_bus%3Dyes_is_present_in_Poland

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/fix_link_to_parish_Wikipedia_articles_on_church_objects_in_Poland/

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/adding_wikipedia_tags_based_on_wikidata_tags_in_Poland

All this bot edit were limited to Poland and had a very clear support from
local editing community, doing them manually would be a pointless waste of time.
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