[OSM-talk] Recent spikes in the use of road key

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Mar 3 17:32:39 UTC 2021


Ops, it is about road=*, not highway=road. Sorry.

In such case see https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/14v2

After excluding type=route relations:
https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/14v3 - just 99 added in 2021


Mar 3, 2021, 18:26 by talk at openstreetmap.org:

> Quick note: using not approved keys and tags is 100% fine
>
> Many of heavily used tags never went through approval process.
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> Also, > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Any_tags_you_like
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> Also, if it is impossible to be more accurate then highway=road is fine
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> See > https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/14v0
> for highway=road edited after 2021-01-01 1:00 (not only added),
> maybe it will be useful
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> Based on 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Overpass_API/Overpass_API_by_Example#Find_newbies_mapping_railway_signals
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> Mar 3, 2021, 18:06 by bert.araali.afritastic at gmail.com:
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>> Dear all,
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>> I was recently working on some local        proposals and, through taginfo, saw some recent spikes in the        use of the non approved and discouraged use of the road key        (should be highway).
>>  The spikes, due to their amount and short time-frame in which        they appear seem to be indicating unnoticed mass or automated        edits.
>>  Do they need closer attention / investigation and action to        revert ?
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>> 1. Jan 2017 - spike of +-500, seems to be        reverted by +-300 by Mar 2017
>>  2. Mar 2019 - spike of +-400, not reverted
>>  3. Sep/Okt 2020 to Feb 2021 - spike of +-800, not reverted and        continuing at a worrying rate
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>> These 3 spikes together make up 3/4 of the        total use cases of the road key.
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>> Would appreciate some help with taginfo /        overpass trubo / other tools to get more insight on the        phenomena.
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>> Greetings,
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>> Bert Araali
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