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A week ago or so someone has deleted many roads and some objects at Technion. Can it be somehow recovered? Here's the link of the area:

I've found that it was deleted by user barskir. How can I restore his changes 1, 2, 3? Thanks!

asked 29 Aug '14, 05:54

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Vitaly MacLeod
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closed 30 Aug '14, 21:48

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The user was registered at 24/8/2014 and he made only 3 changes at this day. These changes was made only at the site I've mentioned. There was deleted randomly about 40% of the roads and the buildings at the site. I don't think I will get the answer on my PM from this editor. I live near this area and I know there is nothing changed. Noone has destroyed the roads and buildings there. So it was 100% mistake or vandal action.

(29 Aug '14, 10:51) Vitaly MacLeod

All changes were reverted. The user apologised for his mistake. The issue is closed.

(29 Aug '14, 18:58) Vitaly MacLeod

Please do not create new answers to expand on your question or comment on answers. Use the comment function for both.

(29 Aug '14, 19:04) SimonPoole ♦

The question has been closed for the following reason "Issue reported closed by author." by Frederik Ramm 30 Aug '14, 21:48

OSM is a co-operative project, now that you know who did the edits you could, and should contact him and ask him. Be diplomatic as there may be good reasons for his edits. Happy Mapping. However if you do not get a favorable response I'm sure someone will explain or do a reversion.

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answered 29 Aug '14, 07:41

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andy mackey
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Before writing such standard reply, Andy, you should have a quick look at the area and concerned changesets. Here it is a new contributor with 3 changesets only deleting ways. This is pure vandalism. @Vitali : search "vandalism" in the wiki to report this user behaviour. Risk is that he will continue this later and he should be blocked by the DGW. Then search "revert" or "undo" here or in the wiki and you will find how to revert a changeset from JOSM.

(29 Aug '14, 11:08) Pieren

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