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People who blindly "fix" things in OSM

Posted by naoliv on 18 August 2015 in English (English)

Sometimes I have the impression that people blindly "fix" some problems in OSM. For example, I saw this:

Motorway links with wrong direction

One user traced the links without any oneway tag and another user just inserted oneway=yes to them. His changeset even says "Fixing motorway_link without oneway"...

If we ignore some not properly traced parts and a missing circular road on top, how could somebody fix them and not see that there are 3 motorway links with the wrong direction?

Comment from Warin61 on 18 August 2015 at 04:23

Humm ... the intention was good. Contacting both mappers may lead to better mapping in future by both of them.

Comment from Hendric Stattmann on 18 August 2015 at 16:53

Perhaps the guy is from the UK and has put the "oneway" direction as he would expect in his own country... :-) Also, this example shows well how important it is to document the changes we make by adding a meaningful comment. This helps to understand if the intention of the mapper matches the nature of the change.

Comment from escada on 19 August 2015 at 18:29

I've met many things like this during my virtual tour around Belgium. A couple of other things: I see at least 1 place that need a couple of turn:restrictions (the node just south of the bridge), as there is a continuous white line that prevents turning left when you come from the right "circle". And you cannot turn onto the left "circle" when you come from the south.

Also the connections of the links with the motorway are in the wrong place. Exit points should really be at the end. While the entry should be at the beginning. The rest has to be "solved" with turn lanes. Please at the correct number of lanes and turn lanes as well, this helps the navigation aids given by e.g. OsmAnd.

happy mapping

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