OpenStreetMap

Redaction Sadness

Posted by Dion Dock on 16 August 2012 in English (English)

I noticed several of the highways around Crater Lake, Oregon had disappeared. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=42.559&lon=-122.813&zoom=11&layers=M

A quick look at the history of remaining points ('h' with Potlatch 1, no idea if there's an easy way to do this elsewhere) showed the licensing redaction bot removed them. So I added the highways back using the remaining points. That was slow going work and it really didn't make me feel like I'd added much. At least I was able to add a few extra details along the way (bridges).

Which reminds me, JOSM has an annoying habit of suddenly not adding ways between new points; the most recent tested version seems to be the worst yet.

Anyway, the whole experience made me wish the redaction bot just went back to the original TIGER import.

Comment from Mele Sax-Barnett on 16 August 2012 at 17:18

That is sad!

I have that problem with JOSM sometimes as well, though only on my mac and never on the windows pc at work. Usually a reinstall/update to latest version clears up the problem for me for a while.

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Comment from compdude on 16 August 2012 at 21:44

The reason why even TIGER-imported ways were deleted is when a decliner split the way in half, thus creating a new way. So that new way gets deleted by the redaction bot.

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Comment from compdude on 16 August 2012 at 21:50

Noticed you missed a short section near Gold Hill, OR but I added that back. P2 will join independent nodes when you're drawing a way. And you can also hit the "h" key in Potlatch 2 to view history.

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