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I'm really new at this and can't seem to find the way to change some wrong information.

Here is an example of an address:

204, Jasper Ave, Diego Martin, POINT LISAS INDUSTERIAL ESTATE, Trinidad and Tobago

There is an error, "POINT LISAS INDUSTERIAL ESTATE" is not supposed to be there. that is a place (POI) and not a boundary or town. Someone obviously made a mistake.

Basically the address should read:

204, Jasper Ave, Diamond Vale, Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago

So my question is how do I remove that area or boundary "POINT LISAS INDUSTERIAL ESTATE" and how can I import the correct towns, cities etc as polygons?


asked 21 Apr '12, 17:58

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edited 21 Apr '12, 18:34

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Frederik Ramm ♦

The problem in this case is that at one point in the past, "Point Lisas Industrial Estate" was tagged as a "region" which it clearly isn't. This has been fixed (http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1327431650/history) but the geocoder hasn't caught up with that yet.

The general method to investigate such problems is to go to nominatim.openstreetmap.org, enter the address, and then in the results click on "detail"; this lists all components that were used in making up the result.

To answer your second question, about importing correct polygons: If you have to ask, then importing data is not for you. It is difficult for many different reasons and you can create a lot of harm with imports. There's an article about Import Guidelines on the wiki.

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answered 21 Apr '12, 18:38

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Ok kewl, thanks...

(21 Apr '12, 18:44) dejaiman
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