Someone has added a residental area including bus stops, a grocery store and a park in this location:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/64.9231/25.4149

None of that exist. Not Isonperäntie nor any of the connecting streets from Auringonkukantie to Orkideantie, no Humalapuisto, no K-Market Humala (which literally would translate to "K-Market (being) drunk". To be fair, Humala is also Humulus Lupus, the plant).

I've checked from zoning plans and from city officials that nothing is being planned in this area either. It's partly protected heritage scenery area and also aircraft noise area.

I could (and will) delete all the nonexisting items, but I wanted to ask if this kind of pranks are common and if there is any interest (or even any non-existing possibility) in finding out who originally did this prank, if it matters at all.

asked 28 Nov, 14:02

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Apparently this prank calls itself a "school project": https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/588552615 - of course that, and the name of the contributor, could be part of the fake data too. Feel free to delete it. Sometimes when this happens on a larger scale we make an effort to identify the school involved, and ask them to avoid such problems, but this seems relatively small-scale and an isolated incident.

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answered 28 Nov, 14:16

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Thanks, will do!

(28 Nov, 14:26) pxi
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