Sydney redacted

Posted by numbfew on 20 July 2012 in English (English)


Parts are remaining.

Comment from nbossard on 20 July 2012 at 13:40

what a mess…

Comment from compdude on 21 July 2012 at 22:17

That is just unbelievable! That’s all I can say….

Let’s be glad that Los Angeles isn’t this bad!

Comment from ianlopez1115 on 22 July 2012 at 03:54

Let me know if there are areas needed to be remapped. I’d like to help out and restructure the map in the Sydney area.

Comment from dcp on 22 July 2012 at 06:09

What of those who actually use the OSM Data. They will have to revert to some other source for their maps until the OSM Data becomes useable again. Some may never return! It is actually up to the Sydneyians to get their act together and remap the whole area. To begin with, wouldn’t Bing imagery be useful to map the main arteries and then go out surveying to get the details?

Comment from numbfew on 22 July 2012 at 11:12

I don’t actually live in Sydney any more. But I used to.

Probably the best place for enthusiasts to get involved would be:

talk-au mailing list at:

OSM Tasking Manager:

I’ve done as much as I know from local_knowledge of where I used to stay, and GPX tracings. I’ll be adding street names slowly.

Comment from AndrewBuck on 22 July 2012 at 16:46


The location where we publish the minutely diff files used by outside sources to keep up to date against the OSM DB was changed before the redaction bot actually started running. This means that if they take no action, they will stop getting updates, but their map will not be broken without them knowing about it. For those that choose to they can easily switch to the new location and if they do so they have to live with the consequences until the map is fixed.


Comment from chriscf on 22 July 2012 at 17:44

Hmm. On the plus side, that area looks better than it did in 2006. We’ve lost some data, we’ll gain more data down the line. OSM life continues as normal.

Comment from Firefishy on 8 August 2012 at 13:22

Looking a lot better now. :)

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