OpenStreetMap

Don't you just love it....

Posted by c2r on 24 November 2011 in English (English)

...when people assume that the OS names for things are correct, and change the name of a way, even when signs on the ground and local knowledge indicate otherwise...!

http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/4281634/history

Comment from 42429 on 24 November 2011 at 20:56

It would be useful if you had taken a photo as a proof.

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Comment from c2r on 24 November 2011 at 21:08

haha, I drive past it every day.... (and if you want to cheat, it's even visible without blanking out on google street view)

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Comment from chriscf on 24 November 2011 at 22:32

It could be worse. I had someone add a road that didn't exist straight from StreetView and Locator. I wouldn't have minded as much if they hadn't done it after I'd left hints in the database to the effect of "no, really, this road isn't here".

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Comment from ceyockey on 25 November 2011 at 15:28

Are we really to the point that edits need to be backed up by photographic proof? Afterall, c2r indicated "survey" as the source and (s)he has been involved in the project since 2007. It would be different if c2r where a new editor and started on a street name editing spree (vandal behavior).

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Comment from Rom1 on 25 November 2011 at 16:25

It also shows that the "source" tag is very important. In the first edit there were no "source" tag...

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Comment from z-dude on 26 November 2011 at 07:40

It's silly to assume the 'My data is right everyone else is wrong' attitude.

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