First Major Edits

Posted by KoHoSo on 28 June 2015 in English (English).

Today is the first time I’ve done what I consider to be “major” updates to OSM. This was mostly adding “new” and/or previously unmarked roads in the eastern section of Lake Arrowhead, California. That whole portion of the map near Papoose Lake was a bit of a mess so I’m glad to contribute that along with two relatively new park areas…if they stay put.

I haven’t added to OSM much for a while. This is because I added an area in my home town of Crestline that was removed with no reason or explanation. That made me angry because I took great care to learn how to properly add an area and included a source for what I added.

At least all of the “points” I have added still seem to be there as well as a minor road correction I specifically remember. With what I mentioned above, I’m also putting more points (businesses and such). The western side of the San Bernardino Mountains communities are nowhere near as well filled in as the Big Bear area to the east so I sort of hate to not continue to contribute as I can in filling in points and a few roads here and there that aren’t exactly correct. I’m just hoping they stay there or I can at least find an explanation as to why somebody deletes something I put in.

Location: Crestline, San Bernardino County, California, 92325, United States

Comment from Stalfur on 28 June 2015 at 21:53

Thank you for your contributions.

It is possible that a source you cites is one we can not use in OSM, for example you can not copy from Google Maps into OpenStreetMap, and various other sources that are under copyright are not suitable.

Comment from Hjart on 28 June 2015 at 23:31

Did you find who removed your contribution?

Comment from escada on 29 June 2015 at 08:44

I looked at some of your changesets ( that you made over a year ago: - the first one was a library, which is still on the map - the other was for an ice cream shop: that one is also still there - then there is e.g. also a dog park:, but that is not rendered on the standard map, but the data is still there.

Can you provide a link to the changeset with the data that is removed ?

Comment from Jean-Marc Liotier on 29 June 2015 at 10:22

To see who edits in the area you are interested in - and in your specific case to see who may be deleting objects, you might want to take a look at Whodidit:

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