I posted a related question just recently about vandalism on the map in georgia, when a user deleted a large amount of geometry in Georgia (country in the Caucasus, not the US-state), and among those the borders to the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. The international status of these regions is disputed, they declared independence but they are only recognized by a handful of countries.

Anyway, no political discussion intended.

The vandalism was reverted, thankfully, the map is now ok again. Thumbs up and a big thank you!

Just recently I found out, that the border to South Ossetia is missing - still or again, I cannot tell. Keeping any political discussions aside, I still think it is important to have this border, in whichever way, present on the map. Especially, since the border area is dangerous (heavily guarded and armed incidents with fatalities occasionally happen). It would imho be important e.g. for alpinists to see on their GPS that they are close to the border, to prevent them to accidentially cross it and getting themselves into big trouble or even danger.

Is there a way to revert this change? Or is there a way to contact the person who made this change to contact him/her?

asked 26 Aug '11, 15:30

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The Potlatch editor (the old one, Potlatch 1 - not Potlatch 2!) has a function to display deleted ways in an area. Zoom to the area where you suspect the border to have been, then hit U (for undelete) and Potlatch will load deleted ways from the server, showing them in red. You can then check the history of these and undelete them by clicking the padlock icon next to the way ID.

See the Potlatch Primer on the Wiki for details.

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answered 26 Aug '11, 15:47

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I'm guessing, but this: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/36817574

might be it or part of it. Does that sound right to anyone?

(26 Aug '11, 16:04) SomeoneElse ♦

... and this looks like the affected relation: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1198766/history

(26 Aug '11, 16:09) SomeoneElse ♦
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ah yes, looks like it! thanks, I will contact the user and discuss with him how to resolve the Ossetian conflict. If only the real conflict would be so simple to resolve... ;(

(26 Aug '11, 16:51) moszkva ter
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