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Apple... Please don't render FixMe's

Posted by ingalls on 25 June 2012 in English (English)

Just noticed apples lovely new maps of halifax... Except that they have decided to render FIXMEs as place names...

Apple Map

Comment from davespod on 25 June 2012 at 15:50

The issue here is an old data issue, not a rendering issue. Apple have used very old OSM data for some reason. And in this case, a mapper had originally mapped this lake with "FIXME" in the name tag, instead of adding a separate fixme tag. That way has since been deleted and replaced with the current way imported from CANVEC data.

(Potlatch 1's Undelete feature is still the easiest way to investigate certain OSM oddities.)

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Comment from ingalls on 25 June 2012 at 16:19

That makes a lot more sense! Thanks, I'd never actually tried potlatch for more than the occasional minor edit, being an avid JOSM user. I'll have to go check it out.

Cheers, ingallsn

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Comment from compdude on 27 June 2012 at 00:24

I was about to say the same thing that davespod said, that people put in "FIXME" for the name tag. To alert others that the name for something is needed, I add a "fixme=name??" tag.

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Comment from Paul Johnson on 29 June 2012 at 20:05

@ingalls: JOSM's history plugin should give you some idea as well.

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