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I have just discovered that many trails in a wood near my home have been deleted because "they are in a private property" (see changeset 118159013). Only a few of those trails are in a fenced area and, however, I have found this page that says that private roads should not be deleted. I go in search of mushrooms in that area and being able to reach the nearest trail can be very important. I would like to rollback that changeset (instead of recreating it manually) but I'm not so expert. Can someone help me?

asked 08 Oct '22, 18:56

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edited 15 Oct '22, 19:02

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The correct approach to private roads is normally to map them and add the relevant access tag indicate the public aren't allowed on them. An exception to this may be things that are so well hidden they cease to be verifiable.

There is now a web based Revert UI for undoing changesets, but my recommendation would still be to download JOSM and use its Reverter plugin as that lets you review the changes before upload.

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answered 09 Oct '22, 10:30

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edited 09 Oct '22, 10:32

OK, I'll try, however I'm afraid that the author of that changeset could delete the roads again. Is there any moderator for this kind of situation? I've tried to write to the author of that changeset to explain this OSM rule but without success.

(15 Oct '22, 18:13) Pino

The web based Revert UI failed with "Status: too big. Error: Would not revert 3122 changes". I' will have to learn JOSM.

(15 Oct '22, 18:27) Pino

While I'd agree that normally the best way to handle roads and tracks that have been mapped on private property is to ensure that they are mapped as "access=private" rather than just deleting them (as suggested by "insertuser"), I'd actually try and have a discussion with the person who deleted the data first before just reverting their deletion.

Probably the best way to do that is via a changeset discussion - type something in the "discussion" box here and click "comment" (however that translates into Italian). The mapper concerned does tend to reply to these.

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answered 15 Oct '22, 19:09

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