OpenStreetMap

Large blue/grey polygon!

Posted by mapus mapus on 14 September 2008 in English (English)

Anyone got any idea what that large blue/grey polygon is near Plymouth on the UK map? Is there any need for it to be there?

See:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=50.501&lon=-4.017&zoom=9&layers=B000FTF

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Comment from HannesHH on 15 September 2008 at 08:39

That looks like a rogue coastline or something. It will probably have been caught by someone already and fixed.

Comment from vibrog on 15 September 2008 at 18:09

It's a good idea to geotag posts rather than posting an URL to the map.

Comment from mapus mapus on 15 September 2008 at 18:21

In this case the polygon is so large that it only appears on lesser zoom levels. Giving coordinates would direct mappers to a location far too precise to illustrate the large scale of the erroneous polygon.

I agree, however, that geotagging is good practice for diary posts. I'm afraid I am limited to Potlatch at the moment (I'm on Mac OSX.3.9) so I'm not particularly familiar with the differing needs and capabilities of JOSM users.

Comment from katze_sonne on 16 September 2008 at 13:29

But GeoTagging is not as easy and fast as URL-Posting ;-)

That a funny Bug ;-) But I don't think so that it is right. But when you find mistakes it would be nice if you can mark it here: http://openstreetbugs.appspot.com

When there is one unitary plattform for bugs the Quality of OSm would be much better I think.

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