Let me introduce myself to you. My name is Harry Mahardhika. I am living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I am OSM user and working with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia as a Project Coordinator. Currently, I coordinate a collaboration project between HOT and Disaster National Management Agency in Indonesia. In general, our project to map certain cities in Indonesia to complete its critical infrastructures such as education, health, public facilities. We also update its administration boundary. We have been doing this project since 2016 until now. There are 3 cities that have been mapped in this project: Surabaya, DKI Jakarta and Semarang.
Until now, we still monitoring about our mapping project area. Unfortunately, last week we found that there were some changes in DKI Jakarta’s data that makes many of those data become error and broken. In general, main cause of those problem because some OSM Accounts shift / move existing data DKI Jakarta. We analyze and we found that because they trying to match those data with Digital Globe Satellite.
From explanation above, there are some suggestion that I would like to tell you:
- When map DKI Jakarta, our team use satellite imagery from Geo Center USA because it was clearer and update. So please, DO NOT shift/move existing data in DKI Jakarta based on Digital Globe Satellite. They have ruined our effort and data in DKI Jakarta.
- Why do they keep doing this? Is it individual work? Or do they work on certain project also in DKI Jakarta? If so, which organisation they work for? I need this explanation because more than one person doing this.
- For you that read this diary and feel responsible about this problem, please fix the data that have you ruined. Please shift/move according to existing OSM data in DKI Jakarta.
List of OSM Accounts that made Crossing Ways and Buildings at OSM DATA in Jakarta as below:
Just for the record, most of those accounts just joined OSM in January – March 2018. So basically, there are 2 possibilities here. First, they are new users so they do not know about how to add or edit data in OSM properly. Secondly, they make another OSM account from specific project in Jakarta / Indonesia.
see an example: warnings
I hope this problem can be solved as soon as possible. If any of you that read this diary know about one of the OSM account that I have mentioned above please let them know. Even better if you know about why they did this and what project that their involved in please let me know.
PS: at least, if you want to make some changes in OSM Data especially in another country, please leave some specific comment about your changes and project that you working on so other users can see and know about your work. This is really important for OSM user to be more responsible for public data especially on OSM Data.
Thank You so much
Harry Mahardhika M