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While editing using the OSM Task Manager, should I stop mapping highways at the square border? I mean if everyone does that who will connect all the dangling ends in the end?

I have not found this in the documentation (1), so please clarify.

asked 07 Jun '14, 14:51

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edited 07 Jun '14, 16:06

The same question with areas going over task borders, which will be mapped twice if different people edit the two squares (I cannot see what my neighbor edited, can I?).

(07 Jun '14, 14:56) rwst

Would it be possible to link to the documentation that you're talking about to clarify which task manager you're talking about?

(07 Jun '14, 15:46) SomeoneElse ♦

OK, I added the following to the documentation: Please link your features that cross the area border to features in neighboring tiles. Note that you can load task data of neighboring areas into some editors by selecting that area in the OSM Tasking Manager and, in its Task tab, clicking at the respective button.

(08 Jun '14, 10:34) rwst

Without wanting to set HOT policy, and given that there is likely no real guranteed to work solution, I would suggest to try avoid working on tiles which have active neighbours.

If you do that you can simply extend the road/area you are tracing in to the neighbouring tiles and then work on them. If you see a conflict in the making (aka somebody takes a neighbouring tile), I suspect the best thing to do is simply coordinate with the mapper in question (use the OSM message system, IRC etc).

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answered 08 Jun '14, 08:35

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This assumes that my edits can be seen after uploading by later editors working at neighboring tiles. But for me that was not immediately the case, until I found out that by selecting a different tile in the task manager, and clicking JOSM, only then was the data for the other tile loaded. Thanks.

(08 Jun '14, 10:00) rwst

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