[OSM-talk] Mechanical Edit?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jul 27 14:50:38 UTC 2021

Jul 27, 2021, 14:50 by talk at openstreetmap.org:

>   Reverting just to prove a point
Not only - requiring documentation/discussion before imports or mechanical edits
is standard.

Letting bots/scripts/mass replaces proceed without limits and putting burden of
review on everyone else also has its negatives.

>  Changesets should be assessed on the *quality* not quantity. 
for automated/semiautomated edits quality includes also quality of 

And yes, in some cases quantity is important. For a real examples:
there was case in Poland (late 2020) with someone importing
(without discussion) buildings. Many of them duplicates,
nonexisting, crossing roads or otherwise invalid.

With edits incoming nonstop (almost certainly automated,
certainly not reviewed), each adding thousands of buildings.

>From source that can be used, as long as edits are reviewed,
using for example https://budynki.openstreetmap.org.pl/ import tool.See https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/syntex/diary/397170
for this happening in a proper way.

You can still see spike of created nodes in 

And spike of deleted nodes in a revert of that (BTW, thanks to Frederick
for cleanup of that).

In comparison someone making single such edit would
be treated completely differently.

>  The solution to your problem is to use/design more competent ,    robust software 
That is not as easy as it seems.

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