Changeset comment clarification

Posted by DUGA on 2 May 2021 in English (English). Last updated on 8 September 2021.

Cosmetics changes

Usually happen when the changes are mostly related to cosmetic features, like road realign, water features realign, tag upgrade, field upgrade, traffic sign upgrade, business details…

[Township/Town/City/County][State] cleanup (e.g. DuBois PA cleanup)

Related to changes within a specific area. Could be any type of changes.

[Township/Town/City/County][State] speed limit updates

Related to speed limit updates, could be multiple roads within a specific area

Add a chimney/Add a water tower/Add a building

All these features were added for mapping cell tower. My focus will never be buildings in this project.

Junk Removal

When I really cannot stand the crap (mostly complex relations) in the map so I delete everything and start from scratch.

Sometimes could be reverting others’ “contribution” (damage)..

All JOSM changesets will have detailed comments. All other changesets will be committed with purpose(s) in details. SAVE LIVES WRITE COMMENTS

Comment from gileri on 3 May 2021 at 20:52

Hi, thank you for those detailed changeset comments !

If I may, I would suggest to add the source of your modifications on the changesets. It helps when a future mapper use another source and want to know whether their one is more up to date or precise. That way they don’t overwrite recent data with an older source.

Comment from DUGA on 3 May 2021 at 21:56

The source tag shouldn’t be used at all.

All other sources are listed in each changeset.

Comment from gileri on 4 May 2021 at 07:34

I don’t understand your comment. How would you indicate that you made a change based on a on-the-ground survey, if not with a source=survey on the changeset ?

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