how Openstreetmap validate the input that are providing by different users? Is there any tool that will do the validation before uploading the data on server?

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There are a fe ways to answer this questions :

  • The editors do a fair bit of validation before upload. JOSM's validator in particular is quite powerfull.
  • The editors also try hard to prevent bad edits in the first place (like iD's polygon tool avoids creating an unclosed building way).
  • The api doesn't do any validation beyond making sure the request is well-formed, and stores the result directly (old versions of the data are kept).
  • There are many Quality Assurance tools to check the data once it is uploaded.
  • Many mappers keep an eye on their favorite areas to fix problems as they occur.
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answered 21 Jan '14, 22:43

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See previous questions tagged "quality". E.g. data-verification-process! The answers there answer your question (although not really focussing on the "before" aspect).

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