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Hi. For specific location (i.e. town called Lebane that is located in Serbia outside the disputed region of Kosovo), the Facebook (which is using OpenStreetMap) displays wrong country information - Kosovo instead of Serbia (Lebane, Kosovo 16230). When checking Wikidata and OpenSourceMap information about this town, the is_in property value is set to Serbia.

How this false information occurs and how to change it?

asked 31 Aug '20, 13:22

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edited 31 Aug '20, 13:23


Facebook uses some OSM data but other data sources as well. You'll have to contact Facebook to get this sorted.

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answered 31 Aug '20, 14:32

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edited 31 Aug '20, 14:32

As far as I can see the maps on Facebook are all correctly showing Lebane in Serbia. It's just other contexts where it says Kosovo. So very likely that information is coming from a different data source.

There is a village Lebane north of Prishtine in Kosovo. Maybe Facebook is mixing up data.

(02 Sep '20, 20:49) TZorn

OSM is geospatially aware. The 'is_in' tag is redundant, it's usage is in decline.

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answered 02 Sep '20, 17:07

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