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Harare gets a new name

Posted by PlaneMad on 21 March 2017 in English (English)

Yesterday, Paris became a bicycle shop named France and today the Zimbabwe capital Harare became Hwinidi offices. This time the edit was from iD. The Mapbox data team caught this while reviewing edits on https://osmcha.mapbox.com/ around 13 hours after the edit.

Location: Braeside, Harare, 04263, Zimbabwe

Comment from Warin61 on 22 March 2017 at 09:07

One reason why people miss things like this ... they are used to seeing the usually thing there and are oblivious to it. a new thing comes along .. and it might be fine, they don't see it as a replacement for the original.

Same thing happens when speed limits are changed .. but the sign is in the same place .. the regulars 'know' what the speed limit was and continue using the old limit .. they don't look a the sign they have gone past for many many days. Easier to pick these things up with a change map.. could be an idea for checking for errors? It needs to be configurable for the dates .. I may not notice a detrimental change for quite some time (weeks to months).

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