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#26 2017-07-14 18:51:00

muralito
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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

SomeoneElse wrote:

Also - just in case you're not aware - you can use http://mmwatch.osmz.ru/?country=Iraq to highlight (and revert) MAPS.ME edits on a country by country basis.

Added to wiki https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Qua … ring_tools Quality Assurance Monitoring Tools

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#27 2017-07-21 13:19:57

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

I've deleted hundreds of personal houses. But now I'm wondering:

Certain areas of the world have no addresses for various reasons. What if this is helpful for people to navigate, where names are kind of ad-hoc replacements for addresses?

Maybe I'm over-thinking this and it's just reckless maps.me edits, but I don't want to reduce the map usability to anyone.

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#28 2017-07-21 13:30:54

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

It seems I had at least a single false-positive: http://www.openstreetmap.org/note/1070780

I'll stop deleting until/if more people from those regions explain things or discuss this.

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#29 2017-07-21 13:33:32

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

I will keep deleting the blatantly obvious: My house, My uncle's house, etc.

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#30 2017-07-21 13:54:02

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

I wonder if some kind of "legal amenity" tagging would make sense for some of these - somehow indicating that "here is the location of someone who can mediate in a dispute".  MAPS.ME displays the name for http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2866177983 (which is an "amenity=solicitors") and https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4451574496 ("office=solicitors").  I don't think that "solicitors" is quite right, but maybe a different one from https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/office#values might be?

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#31 2017-07-24 06:39:20

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

I've decided to keep deleting. I am confident most edits are personal. And if some place is important as above, I'll likely be contacted (or I'll notice it's been readded again and again or edited by different people).

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#32 2017-07-25 16:47:41

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

I decided to create a dedicated account for QA. There's simply too much work to be done and my main edit history was getting crowded. Maps.Me devs have to do something about this.

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#33 2017-07-25 17:42:45

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

SwiftFast wrote:

Maps.Me devs have to do something about this.

This forum will probably get limited attention, maybe you want to bring this up on talk mailing list, where similar maps.me issues were discussed recently.

http://gis.19327.n8.nabble.com/Re-The-r … 99028.html

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#34 2017-07-25 19:01:18

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

Thanks. I think I will try the app for a while, come up with specific suggestions, explain the middle east mess, and post on the list.

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#35 2017-09-21 21:38:26

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

Are we absolutely sure I should delete "X's house"-style points and they'll never be wanted in the future?

I'm still deleting about 10 - 100 weekly in WB/Gaza strip (I gave up on the rest of the middle east. too much work). Most them are guest_house named "X's house" where X is some personal or family name. But I'm a bit uncomfortable with this because if sometimes in the future it's decided they're wanted, it would be an extremely time consuming revert.

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#36 2017-11-18 12:39:54

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Re: Large amount of personal tags in West Bank / Gaza Strip

For the record: I concluded almost all of these strange additions are in fact people all across the Middle East adding the houses of people they know (and sometimes phone numbers) as guest_houses, alpine_huts, caravans, or anything with a pretty Maps.Me icon.

I simply gave up policing the region.

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