OpenStreetMap

"Wisepilot map reporter" is absolutely useless

Posted by zarl on 10 September 2014 in English (English)

I just stumbled over a pile of absolutely useless notes like this one: they are sent by anonymous users so it’s not possible to ask them for further information. The accuracy of the note placement is very low, it seems the user isn’t able to push the note to the right spot on the actual osm map. Also they seem to provide ready-to-go phrases like “Links abbiegen nicht möglich” (“turning left isn’t possible”) without a hint about the direction. I also suspect that tool only allows for a radically reduced number of characters in the description of the note.

Thanks “Appello Systems” for giving us such a “great” tool!

Location: Bezirksteil Sendlinger Feld, Stadtbezirk 06 Sendling, Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, 81371, Germany

Comment from Stalfur on 10 September 2014 at 10:55

They have said they are trying to fix it, although I guess they can’t do much about the notes already posted. See this on mailing list.

Comment from Wisepilot Support on 10 September 2014 at 14:16

Hi zarl,

First of all we’d like to apologize for the inconvenience. We’ve been informed that there is a problem with our Map reporter, that many of the notes are really hard to follow-up since they are a bit off and don’t contain as much information as you would need. We’re trying to correct this and as a first step we no longer allow anonymous notes, which greatly decreased the number of “spam notes” from the app. Right now we’re working on adding more useful information like distance and/or in each note so that they’ll be easier to understand and edit. Once again we’re sorry, we hope to have this sorted out as soon as possible.

Comment from rickmastfan67 on 13 November 2014 at 07:40

Wisepilot Support, will the reports in the USA, in the future, be in MPH instead of km/h?

Example

Login to leave a comment