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I'm making use of the MapRoulette to fix up connections (very good to help routing). Addressing this missing connections can have some interesting requirements, but I notice that I find potencial other problems with the roadways. Incorrect shape/position or a named road becomes unnamed.

As I'm not local to any of these places I can't be making the changes since I can't be sure if what I think I'm seeing actually is a problem. I don't see anywhere that would allow flagging this inaccuracies (maybe for more experienced editors). There also doesn't seem to be a corresponding "Problems in your area" which help with correcting things easier to verify.

asked 12 Nov '12, 20:57

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Two common practices to "flag for review" :

  • Put a "fixme=description of the problem" tag on the map object you're wondering about, or on a node created just for that.
  • Add a similar note in mapdust or openstreetbug.

All these notes can be searched for using various websites and editor features. Note that there is no point in adding a note for something that can already be automatically detected, such as a missing street name.

Concerning the "problems in my area" question, I do not think that maproulette plans on adding that feature. It is purposefully limiting itself to problems that can be fixed by an armchair mapper, after all. On the other hand, maproulette is (or will soon be) fed by QA tools such as keeprigth and osmi. Take a look at your area using all these tools and you'll probably find many more things to fix.

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answered 13 Nov '12, 10:48

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edited 15 Nov '12, 16:52

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Good answer, but the wiki suggests to use the tag "fixme" in lowercase instead of FIXME

(13 Nov '12, 21:53) sly

I fixed the FIXME ;)

(15 Nov '12, 16:52) Pieren

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