OpenStreetMap

Created:
about 2 years ago
Duration:
1 day
Status:
Ended about 2 years ago.
Reason for block:

Hi and thank you for the contributions.

There are issues with the edits, and those have not been addressed for a long time, despite the community attempts to communicate in the changeset comments. Unfortunately I have to block this account for now, until those issues are addressed.

We are very happy about all contributions to OSM and would love to help you fix these issues - please contact me in OSM messages or by sending an email to rihards at nakts dot net.

Below I’ll list a few obvious problems - this is not an exhaustive list.

a) Neither of the involved accounts (https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Asumarin and https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/llc_datadelivery) has information on this being organised/automated map editing, no links to wikipages[1].

b) The imports / mass edits are not documented[1].

c) The imports / mass edits are either not discussed in local communities, or are implemented ignoring community feedback[2].

d) Changeset comments and objections are ignored[3][4].

e) Imported data is of bad quality, actually damaging the map[5].

f) The same map data is sometimes damaged 3(!) times in a row[6].

g) Data sources are unclear, with suspect references[7].

Example of bad data (as well as ignoring changeset comments and re-applying damage):

Changeset https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/88550752 (user Asumarin) mentions “local knowledge” and damages pharmacy data in Latvia (changing pharmacies into veterinaries).

This is mostly fixed manually by OSM contributors.

Changeset https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/88550752 (user Asumarin) again mentions “local knowledge” and re-applies the damage.

This changeset is reverted.

Changeset https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/93477040 (user llc_datadelivery) re-applies the same damage to one node yet again.

[1] https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Organised_Editing_Guidelines#Documentation_on_the_wiki

[2] https://openstreetmap.org/changeset/92569121

[3] https://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-discussion-comments?uid=9644791

[4] https://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-discussion-comments?uid=12100948

[5] https://openstreetmap.org/changeset/92568480

[6] https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/5261885421/history

[7] https://openstreetmap.org/changeset/88464402