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hi, i have encountered an application that spam OSM with wrong data

this is the application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.technion.access_map

it is adding thousands of points that are spaming the map :-(

here is an OSMCha search for its changeset - https://osmcha.org/?aoi=76a45555-8c86-4efe-beaf-a7a350a0e7cb

it is using changeset created_by=Mundi App

see this changset xml for example: https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/changeset/118308443

how should i handle this??

asked 10 Jul '22, 20:35

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If you think it's vandalism or spam you'll have to contact the DWG (Data Working Group) here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Data_working_group#Contacts_in_case_of_problems . They will look into the behavior and can decide to block users or revert edits.

But in regard to some of the changesets, e.g. this one: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/118310523, how is adding a power pole there (if there is one) spam? I would think this is relevant information, esp. for e.g. blind people a power pole is an obstacle on a sidewalk.

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answered 11 Jul '22, 10:12

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edited 11 Jul '22, 18:02


At least some of the barrier nodes mapped in that area, such as this barrier=entrance node which isn't connected to anything, or this random barrier=yes node, are almost certainly errors.

(11 Jul '22, 17:56) Tordanik

You are right, it seems a hit and miss - some useful, others not. Anyone familiar with that app?

(11 Jul '22, 18:02) Spiekerooger
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