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12017-03-30 10:35:32 UTCDaveF To check, does this block have 2 postcodes? Website lists only one.
22017-03-30 11:40:05 UTCRobert Whittaker It would appear so from the Code-Point Open data: .
32017-03-30 11:57:44 UTCDaveF How old is that data? This is a new build that encompasses the previous sites of a business & retirement flats. A google of BA1 1BJ returns no businesses. Isn't code point just a bit of a guess at the centroid of a rough polygon?
The site of Green Park House was tagged with a postcode from a verifi...
42017-03-30 12:09:10 UTCRobert Whittaker It's the latest release of Code-Point from around the middle of January 2017. The points are a delivery point of an active postcode unit, chosen to lie closest to the geographic centroid of all delivery points for that unit.

It's quite possible that postcodes for a very new development are missin...
12017-03-30 10:31:11 UTCDaveF Hi
I presume the car park has been rebuilt to accommodate?
12017-03-28 13:35:49 UTCDaveF Hi Ashley
To double check, did you mean to delete a pier in Norway:
12017-03-26 21:32:39 UTCDaveF Hi
What is the source of knowledge for your numerous & widespread maxheight edits?
22017-03-26 23:25:03 UTCndm As above. Plus, 11'9'' is a perfectly acceptable maxheight -- there is no need to convert it (approiximately) to metres -- should only map what is signed.
32017-03-27 14:31:06 UTCcdavila The source is data already in OSM coming from nodes tagged maxheight=*. In case of doubt, bing imagery is used to clarify. As a background, I usually keep the original node, so that anyone can check the information and the source if it contains one.
@ndm: you are right, but meters is the default va...
42017-03-28 11:32:24 UTCDaveF Ah, I understand you now. I thought you were moving tags, but you're in fact interpreting them to add additional ones. Unsure if hgv=no on a way is required when there's a maxheight on the entrance, but does no harm, I suppose. Cheers.
12017-03-23 16:13:06 UTCDaveF Hi Dan Welcome to OSM.

My understanding was Yammo is due to reopen. Have you heard differently?
22017-03-23 16:17:56 UTCdan_bath Hi Dave, yes Yammo is due to reopen, but it looks as though it was incorrectly added as a building. 66 Walcot Street is partitioned - Yammo and Languages United both lease parts of the building. My changes were making the address a commercial building, and the businesses nodes on it. I don't know if...
32017-03-23 16:31:32 UTCDaveF That's strange, I didn't realise they were the same property. Can you walk between them?
I think Yammo should still be included as a building in its own right, as to a map user they are two separate businesses even if they share the same house number. Are you the property manager?
42017-03-23 16:43:01 UTCdan_bath Yes, we share the same number - you can't walk between them, Yammo leases 1/2 of the ground and part at the back, we lease part ground and 2nd/3rd floors. On a 2D map it is difficult to plot, which is why I thought single building with two organisation nodes. Yammo should be on there - I've let the ...
52017-03-23 17:08:48 UTCDaveF I've tweaked them so they're both mapped as polygons & occupy the correct space.
62017-03-23 19:34:22 UTCdan_bath Thank you
12017-03-23 12:32:07 UTCDaveF Hi
To check is this a new path as it doesn't show on Bing's aerial image?

Is this 'park' really called 'Zone N'?

22017-03-23 13:43:15 UTCSimon Hobeck Hi,

Yes, the area is called "Zone N" - Its a strange name but is left over from when the area was demolished in the 1970s and then zoned for redevelopment. You'll see another green area SE along the Wells Road, called "Zone A".

The path is across the grass through the area, rather than a conc...
12017-03-21 17:13:58 UTCDaveF Hi Mavis55
Welcome to OSM. Are you sure the footpath doesn't go through the churchyard?

What is the source of your information?

I noted the location of this marker on my GPS when I did a survey:
22017-03-21 17:56:58 UTCMavis55 Looks like you're right - I'll put it back!
12017-03-20 14:34:08 UTCDaveF Hi Mintra
I think the poultry farm should be tagged as landuse=farmyard. It would certainly get it rendered.

There was a discussion recently on Talk-GB about it. Here's what I said about place=farm:

"This is a misuse of this tag. place=farm is for the rare (non existent?) cases where a reside...
12017-03-18 20:39:47 UTCDaveF Hi
Welcome ot OSM. I think you've over complicated this slightly. There's no real need for a MP relation, the playground is within the whole area. When I was the playground was a big as I previously mapped it, being surrounded by a fence. Has this been removed? I'm not convinced this is a true rec...
12017-03-18 09:34:04 UTCDaveF Hi
ASP has already been mapped as a polygon.
12017-03-17 18:21:16 UTCDaveF Hi Chis
I tweaked the church recently but guessed at it's location. Is it in the right place?
22017-03-17 18:28:17 UTCchris_debian Hi, Dave.

Position is great, but I'm 99% sure the church is now dis-used. I think the uncertainty can be left until the new housing estate replaces it!


12017-03-09 18:15:53 UTCchillly Welcome to OSM

You seem to have added a park over the top of an existing park. This is not a good idea.

I will revert (undo) this edit.
22017-03-09 18:16:18 UTCtrigpoint Hi, welcome to OSM. Thank you for your edit, the park was already mapped so I have removed your duplication and put the name onto the existing area.
32017-03-16 15:44:00 UTCDaveF Removed
12017-03-10 15:27:07 UTCDaveF Hi
Do you have a source for this data?
12016-10-15 13:08:00 UTCDaveF Hi Terry
Welcome to OSM
For your edit, could you clarify the origin of your data?
22017-03-09 21:47:04 UTCDaveF Hi Terry
I'd still like to know your source for this edit
12017-03-09 13:09:44 UTCDaveF Hi
Welcome to OSM. I've tweaked your tags (you appear to occupy the whole block :-) ). It may take a day or two to appear The rendering server is being temperamental.
12017-03-01 00:41:22 UTCndm I use building POIs when I know a housename/number but don't know exactly where it is -- bad GPS / ropey photo. Obviously the ways drawn from Bing may/may not correspond to them. I do merge them when I get a good re-survey. I'll probably add a FIXME to the Bristol ones -- assuming this was a KR exer...
22017-03-01 14:36:36 UTCDaveF Hi
KR was flagging the duplicate building tags. building isn't required to get housenumber/name to render. I've readded the fixme tags. I'm unsure why I deleted them.U
12017-03-01 13:32:44 UTCDaveF Hi Armand

Please note when using there could already be polygon ways for entities, such as Lidl supermarket & its car park. I've merged & deleted the node POIs.
22017-03-01 13:44:47 UTCArmand Kok Hi Dave,

I apologise for creating double entries. Thank you for informing me about the associated polygon information.
12017-02-25 18:31:40 UTCDaveF Hi Dave
Nice hospital buildings. I've transferred the name & address from each one to the enclosing amenity=hospital polygon otherwise it looks like there's multiple hospitals.

I assume each building/department will have individual names. Add them if you know them.
22017-02-25 18:43:21 UTCDave Drury Great. Thanks, I did wonder the best way to do this.
12017-02-23 11:45:34 UTCDaveF Hi DewiG
To let you know I've tweaked your edit for a couple of reasons: The gate barriers were placed on the towpath which implies users would have to pass through them to proceed. Also, the bridge was joined directly to the towpath. This is recommended mapping as shown here under the 'restriction...
22017-02-23 12:00:48 UTCDewiG Understood
12017-02-10 00:29:33 UTCDaveF Hi
Why did you split these into two?
Google Streetview:
I hope it's not because of a failing in mkgmap again.
22017-02-10 09:14:18 UTCMike Baggaley HI Dave,

You can see why I split them by looking at the OSM rendered map - it only shows one of the facilities. However, the primary reason is that the shop and post office have different details that cannot be represented correctly together. If you look at these details you will see that the new...
12017-02-08 16:12:25 UTCDaveF Hi again
The amenity=pub is duplicated with the one on the area polygon.
12017-02-08 15:38:46 UTCDaveF Hi DewiG
Welcome to OSM. great to see you're adding new items.

As it's still a construction site you may wish to add features to it similar to this site:

Note the area taggged as landuse=construction & the roads to give a specific constr...
12017-02-06 08:38:57 UTCDaveF For this junction, I don't think two exits from Airport Road are required.

This is your relation. Note they don't coincide & the 'via' isn't at the junction.

12017-02-05 21:18:11 UTCDaveF Hi Dave
Welcome back.
OK there appears to be a couple of problems.This way isn't attached to airpor road:t

For turn restrictions the best thing is to read this:
Specifically members. from>via>to\...
22017-02-05 23:16:48 UTCndm The "restriction" tag won't do what you want unfortunately. You can always add a note on the OSM webpage if you need a hand / drop an OSM mail. Good to see some South Bristol editing.
32017-02-06 08:47:32 UTCDave Drury Hi there NDM. I may have broken something here. IT would be great it you could help me to fix it. I was trying to ensure that it wasn't possible to turn right into Airport Road out of this junction as I was directed this way using a SatNav that takes data from OSM. However, thinking on it, it is...
12017-02-05 18:33:13 UTCDaveF Why have you deleted the building?
22017-02-05 18:42:16 UTCBCNorwich I beg your pardon my mistake. There was a duplicate node on the entrance. When I inspected it I saw the two outlines and deleted one of them. After your prompt and closer inspection I found the duplicate node.
Building now restored and extra node removed.
32017-02-05 18:45:50 UTCDaveF Thanks
12017-02-03 19:38:30 UTCDaveF Hi
Have you walked all these paths to verify the data corresponds with their on the ground routes? Many take different directions.
The way you've mapped doesn't correspond with foot markings.

And this indicates you've moved...
22017-02-03 22:20:47 UTCDaveF Hi

You have placed this path in the wrong location. I surveyed it & took a way point for it's Eastern start point:

If you're updating existing items could you, where possible, amend them & not delet...
12017-02-02 16:31:46 UTCDaveF Hi again
You've added 4 polygons ways but with no appropriate tags. The vicinity appears well mapped what improvements were you trying to add?
12017-02-02 16:28:01 UTCDaveF Hi AoifeMul

You added an area but added no tags to indicate what it is. please look in the wiki for the correct item:
12017-02-02 16:09:54 UTCDaveF Hi Nick
Welcome back

You added area, but not described what they actually are. Maybe you could look through the wiki a find an appropriate tag:
Try also 'natural' or 'leisure'
I've joined the paths to the road to the North. Where to they go heading ...
12017-01-30 16:07:05 UTCDaveF Hi
To check, is this way an emergency access?

I saw a vehicle enter through the car park to get to the motor vehicle dept.
12017-01-25 11:00:59 UTCDaveF Hi
Is it construction or meadow? It can't be both.
22017-01-25 11:06:32 UTCMike Baggaley no idea, all I did is correct a spelling mistake
32017-01-25 11:12:51 UTCDaveF Apologies. I clicked on the incorrect changeset.
12017-01-22 10:41:26 UTCDaveF Hi

Could you please stop add incorrect data to OSM. Please have a read of the help files for the iD editor before continuing.
22017-01-22 11:03:09 UTCsdoerr 'Incorrect data' is a bit vague. Wouldn't it be more useful to explain what you think is wrong with the edits?
32017-01-22 11:10:06 UTCDaveF No, not really. I've spend too much of my OSM time mopping up. From experience I've learnt 'contributors' like this one rarely continue. They join, blitzkrieg edit, then disappear. I posted on Talk asking for someone to look at the New Orleans edit.
42017-01-22 11:10:46 UTCDaveF If you wish to go into more detail, be my guest..
12017-01-21 20:24:33 UTCDaveF Hello Sophie
Welcome to OSM.
Unfortunately there's a few errors in your amendments. Objects like mountains need specific names not just 'mountain'. Most of them also already exist in more detail.
They're spread over a large area,; wsa this intentional?
Out of curiosity, what is a 'Cheap Stuff'
12017-01-21 19:13:11 UTCDaveF Hi
Could you have a read of this please:
12017-01-19 11:57:14 UTCDaveF Hi
Welcome to OSM (or are you a returning mapper? I vaguely remember a similarly named contributor)

I'm aware you rode the highway & not the path, but could you please make an educated guess as to the cyclepath's direction so that it do...
22017-01-19 23:11:26 UTCCraig Rockliffe Hi DaveF
THanks for the welcome, I'm new to editing (usually everything has been correct) and wanted to help out as I had the data.

I thought I had updated the path as I went but I clearly failed halfway along, I have updated it now from memory but will try and trace it in the near future.

I ...
32017-01-20 14:20:10 UTCDaveF Excellent. If you need advice or an edit checked, please ask. You can contact people privately via:
Re the roundabouts, The a370 one looks a tad small especially in the feeder road splays. If you're in the vicinity could you have a look at those? Happy...
12017-01-19 12:47:40 UTCDaveF Hi I see you added turn restrictions at Hareclive road. Do you know how the cyclepath arrangement there & how it joins into Whitchurch Lane?
22017-01-19 12:50:31 UTCams501 Nope. I paid attention to the road signs as I drove through, but if there was a cycle path I didn't notice it. Will look out next time.
32017-01-23 14:07:31 UTCams501 No sign of any marked cycle paths/lanes at all (not near Lidl anyway. The only thing I saw was that the crossing lights have cycle symbols as well as the little green man.
42017-01-25 13:38:52 UTCams501 The planning application is here:

Looks like the pavement is a shared cycleway/footway, but the paint hasn't been put down yet.
12017-01-15 18:42:26 UTCDaveF Hi
Are you sure this is one-way?

West end of Huntingfield:
12017-01-15 16:02:48 UTCndm Slightly concerned as you need to be very careful not to add information from copyrighted maps in OpenStreetmap.
22017-01-15 16:33:49 UTCDaveF Is the A38 - A370 part of the opening?
Is it being classified as a trunk road?
32017-01-15 16:37:52 UTCDaveF Why have you deleted the foot & cycle paths?
12017-01-11 12:57:35 UTCDaveF Hi
Out of curiosity, what software are you using to validate these errors?
22017-01-11 18:27:18 UTCtrigpoint And what are you actually fixing, and please map in smaller areas so that you don't waste mappers time trying to work out which of the 6 pages are in their area.
32017-01-15 09:56:22 UTCdmgroom_ct It's not a mass edit. Each edit was individually made my me after viewing Bing imagery, looking at the error I was trying to fix, and then fixing it in JOSM

The sort of problems fixed are:

mainly highways which do not connect to other highways, for a number of reasons , including:
a) the 1st...
12017-01-09 20:21:19 UTCDaveF To check, what is/was the building on the Rec. It wasn't there yesterday
22017-01-09 21:57:15 UTCMintra Hm yes, temporary tent or something that I overzealously traced from Bing. Reverted.
12016-12-29 21:34:49 UTCSomeoneElse Hi,
I was tidying up after a new user who'd made a few unfortunate edits, and came across , which dates from rather earlier :)
It's mapped as "layer=1; tunnel=yes" - is that because it's in the air but covered?
Just check it wasn't accidental.
Best Rega...
22017-01-09 14:44:58 UTCrandomjunk Yeah, it was deliberate :-)
The tunnel is basically a pedestrian bridge over the road and pavements integrated into a building.
32017-01-09 16:00:59 UTCDaveF As it's above ground level, would covered=yes be more appropriate than tunnel?
42017-01-09 17:34:23 UTCrandomjunk As I remember it it's not really "open on one side", and just a passage through the building with a very subway-tunnel-like feel. Don't think I've actually used in in the last 6 years though so I may be misremembering.
52017-01-09 17:42:19 UTCDaveF Ah, I've never really agreed with the 'has to be open at the sides' argument, but as an alternative, how about tunnel=building_passage (72 711 occurrences)
12017-01-09 12:23:13 UTCioangogo I think that we should keep it as construction until late evening of the the 16th as the council are going to quietly open it
22017-01-09 12:25:48 UTCioangogo 15th not the 16th
32017-01-09 17:30:32 UTCDaveF Excellent. To check, did you mean to leave the roundabout North exit as construction & I presume both one ways of the Southern Link are operational?
42017-01-10 08:34:39 UTCRick Wiles I know I had opened the north side of the roundabout, must have undone the change as I went back and forward a few times. There are a few lanes on the south side, I have only opened one as I am not sure which are which and know its not 100% correct.
12017-01-08 15:16:37 UTCDaveF Hi Mintra
Vehicles can access the road via the car park. Could you please revert your amendments.
22017-01-08 19:05:34 UTCMintra Hmm, the access across the paved area is hardly a road but I concede your point and will join them back up :)

I won't revert the road alongside 4ES to being a parking aisle, however.
12016-12-22 22:21:54 UTCDaveF Interesting. I thought that wood was private land. How do you gain access? Does it join the A39? Is it sold wall along that stretch?
12016-12-22 22:19:23 UTCDaveF Could readd the boundary=administrative tag please.
12016-12-22 22:15:13 UTCDaveF Hi Sn6wy
What makes you believe it's a footpath?
12016-12-22 16:35:22 UTCDaveF Hi krishykrish
Welcome to OSM. I made a couple of small tweaks to your house edits. The addresses were transferred from a node to the associated polygon, and using the 'make right angle' tool I made them into true rectangles.
If you live there & have the time it would be great if some of the oth...
22016-12-22 19:02:35 UTCkrishykrish Yes. The roads are open. I shall add other houses too. Can I just check which services use OSM in their maps software?
12015-07-04 17:31:45 UTCDaveF Hi Snake Skin

There's an expression in OSM: 'Don't tag incorrectly to suit the renderer'.

For accuracyIf a KG is a KG then it should be tagged as such. If you wish an item to be visible in a specific render you should contact the person creating the tiles.

Dave F.
22015-07-07 17:06:52 UTCSnake Sting Why don't kissing gates or stiles show up on OSM? What I mean is when you zoom right it will tell you if you hover the mouse over the node but not as a symbol on the map like gates. It would be very usefull for anybody on a bike knowing if there is a ton of stiles or kissing gates to leave bike an...
32015-08-13 10:03:16 UTCDaveF Sorry for the delayed reply.
OSM is a database. Lot's of different rendering are mad from this one source. It allows map creators to add relevent data & ignore what the don't want.

What's now described as the 'standard' map ie the mapnik rendering unfortunately doesn't render all barriers. It wo...
42015-08-17 13:40:56 UTCDaveF Err... try
52015-08-17 16:47:15 UTCSomeoneElse Looks like (if that's what you're talking about) offer lots of different background styles, but don't host any themselves, so you'd just have to lobby for one of those to support it; not necessarily openstreetmap-carto.
62016-12-17 21:02:40 UTCSomeoneElse Just for info, I've just added a separate "kissing_gate" icon to (that's a style that other people can use if they want to). See for which gate types are shown as...
72016-12-20 16:53:37 UTCtrigpoint Not really a comment on the mapping, or the rendering, but if a PROW has stiles or kissing gates then it is a public footpath. You should not be taking a bike on such paths.
82016-12-20 17:06:25 UTCDaveF There's nothing to prevent someone pushing a bike; although a few walkers have disagreed with me.
12016-12-20 14:35:38 UTCDaveF Hi Rick
Do you work for BCC? Would you have a contact with someone in the council who could provide other data which could be added to the map? Similar to B&NES who have provided various data sets under the OGL licence:

22016-12-20 14:52:34 UTCRick Wiles Hi DaveF, I don't work for BCC, I work for Traveline, but we do work very closely with BCC. I will ask them if I can send you the link that they sent me.
12016-12-04 12:33:29 UTCDaveF Hi camarones

Is the surface really asphalt? They're usually grit. Isn't it also a loop so they can do more than one circuit?
22016-12-04 18:26:59 UTCcamarones The pump track was resurfaced last week and is now all asphalt .The trace does also need adjusting
32016-12-04 18:36:33 UTCDaveF Ah, OK. Good for longevity, I suppose, but I thought half the fun was to go as fast as possible without the rear sliding way from under you.
12016-11-25 14:38:39 UTCDaveF Why have you moved lime kiln roundabout? The kiln's remnants are in the centre. You've made part of the A38 oneway.
PDF (Page 10):
22016-11-25 15:08:42 UTCtms13 I moved the roundabout because that's where my GPS trace of the southbound side located it. Yes, that oneway tag should have been proposed:oneway - I'll fix that if no-one else got to it first.
32016-11-25 15:13:39 UTCtms13 That Google link was just a redirection to, where the outline of the lime kilns looks very different to that on OSM - perhaps it needs a re-survey? If you're in the area, you may be able to get access to the new roundabout t...
42016-11-25 23:34:03 UTCDaveF Reply to first comment:
You're GPS route isn't visible within OSM. Could you please upload with appropriate permissions so all OSM contributors can corroborate. You covered a lot of distance for that chainset. What speed were you travelling? Did you stop & take accurate waypoints & photographs? If ...
12016-10-13 17:34:28 UTCDaveF Hi
Does the track go above or below the cycle route? Either way it requires a bridge/tunnel tag.
Is the waterworks mapped incorrectly?
22016-10-13 18:39:27 UTCFollowMeChaps I have added the tunnel tags (hopefully correctly) and reduced the size of the water/sewage works.
32016-10-13 18:39:46 UTCFollowMeChaps ...thanks for pointing this out.
12016-10-13 11:04:08 UTCDaveF Hi Emma
There's no real need to add access & motor_vehicle as it's a presumption for tertiary roads.
22016-10-13 13:01:03 UTCEmma Painter Hi Dave - we're testing why our Journey Planner is avoiding using this road when calculating routes by car. Realised that this now makes no difference.
32016-10-13 13:20:52 UTCDaveF Hi

Which Journey Planner? Some use outdated data, but these roads have been in OSM for a while now.
42016-10-13 13:31:00 UTCEmma Painter Wiltshire Councils' Connecting Wiltshire Journey Planner. I've been involved in the testing when it was in its Beta version but have noticed that some new roads that have been added (Leap Gate and Elizabeth Way, Trowbridge and Thyme Road Melksham) are ignored by the journey planner. Our journey pla...
52016-10-13 13:57:11 UTCDaveF MapQuest's own router avoids that road even though they've render the tiles. Check when MapQuest last retrieved a datadump.

Other routers ( travel along it.

It can't be your added tags as MapQuest uses others roads without them.
12016-10-10 10:06:49 UTCDaveF Hi Max

Can you tell me where you obtained your information?
You've incorrectly amended a cycle path & put a razed railway through some houses that were built before the railway was demolished.
By looking at the map 'Linear Par...
22016-10-10 14:26:08 UTCMax-- Well, first of all I don't get the generally unfriendly tone in your comment, but whatever,. The course of the Railway is following the 1937-1966 OS Maps, and there I can't see any houses older houses that would be crosses, but feel free to adapt it based on your better local knowledge. For the amen...
12016-10-07 23:20:35 UTCDaveF Hi again
Launceston Castle is mapped as the whole area not just the bailey
12016-10-07 23:14:51 UTCDaveF Hi Ashley
There's no need to add this as it's already there as a polygon
12016-10-07 19:04:08 UTCtrigpoint Hi
This appears to be a large mechanical edit, was it discussed anywhere.
What is your justification for this change, the wiki says waterway=riverbank is the correct way to tag riverbanks on large rivers.
22016-10-07 21:09:29 UTCDaveF What evidence makes you think it was "mechanical"?
32016-10-07 21:18:03 UTCtrigpoint It covers a large area, which makes me suspicious, howevet what is the justification for this change that goes against the wiki and changes the work of local mappers?
42016-10-07 21:18:37 UTCDaveF Why haven't you read the wiki fully?
52016-10-07 21:21:07 UTCDaveF It's a "large area" because it's the "longest river in the United Kingdom". Why do I have to explain that to you? You should be intelligent enough to work it out for yourself.
62016-10-07 21:32:01 UTCDaveF Do you look at the time a changeset is active before making unfounded accusations?
72016-10-07 21:33:08 UTCDaveF Do automated mechanical edits involve deletions mixed in with tag edits?
82016-10-07 21:37:13 UTCDaveF It appears you are unaware of P2's 'task' facility. Why is that?
92016-10-07 21:40:42 UTCDaveF You need to perform a such of the Tagging archive for 'Canal Banks' before replying further.
102016-10-07 21:52:17 UTCDaveF perform a *search
112016-10-07 22:37:33 UTCDaveF Do mechanical edits involve splitting polygons & rejoin them so they correctly abut their neighbour?
122016-10-07 22:40:20 UTCDaveF Do mechanical edits involve splitting polygons to remove sections to create separate objects which are part of a different entity?
12016-09-19 12:21:04 UTCDaveF Hi Joe
This has already been created as a polygon:
12016-09-19 12:12:32 UTCDaveF Hello RobotChao

Has this bridge been constructed?
12016-09-19 12:11:12 UTCDaveF Hi RobotChao
To check, is there definitely a new building here? It appears a very strange place to put it.
12016-09-16 23:21:08 UTCDaveF Are you sure?
12016-09-14 12:03:24 UTCDaveF Is this recycling centre open to the public or just for the authority to sort household waste?
would it benefit from a 'recycling_type=centre' tag?
22016-09-14 19:09:54 UTCndm Thisi is just a sympathetic cleanup of Changesets 42119601 and 42124023 -- which added a new industrial area and an untagged way that was roughly the same size atop the original larger industrial area. As it happens I've done some mapping here -- by no means is it a recycling facility -- more a comp...
32016-09-15 22:11:19 UTCDaveF Yes, i saw what was edited before you, but he tagged it as Bristol Waste Company & if you google it:

It appears it's recycling, nut unsure if it's for the public to drop stuff off.

Note they use OSM in their small map.

12016-09-15 11:04:33 UTCDaveF Hi
Brunswick Place is the name of the southern terrace of houses & so is not an alternative road name. (Montpelier is the name of the row opposite) This happens a lot in Bath.
Julian Road is the road's name throughout.
22016-09-15 14:14:53 UTCBCNorwich Hi, OK I understand and agree with that. Mapper LegBritSlav added a way which duplicated part of Julian Road, I removed the duplication but kept the name thinking it might be valid.
The alt:name is now removed and a note added with your information about the terraces.
12016-08-30 15:53:29 UTCmueschel Hi Dave,
found 6 ways with a strange tag, e.g.
Could you have a look and remove it?
Cheers, Jan
22016-08-30 18:56:37 UTCDaveF Fixed.
Thanks for letting me know.
12016-08-17 15:44:12 UTCDaveF Hi Tim

I'm struggling to be convinced Mangotsfield is a village:

The tags location is taken from:
22016-08-18 00:31:36 UTCndm I'm more upset that my wikipedia link insn't on the new location :-(
12016-07-27 16:27:35 UTCAsdd445 (Note: Said GPS trace was unpublished, since it included the walk I took to there.)
22016-07-27 18:53:12 UTCDaveF Hi
Welcome to OSM

You can trim your GPX file so all routes don't lead to you front door. I use Garmin's Basecamp as I have a Garmin unit, but there's a few others, often free:
12016-07-09 17:44:33 UTCDaveF Hi
Why have you assumed there isn't a crossing? crossing=no could be the incorrect tag. Looking at some of your edits you've taken what looks like legitimate crossing places & removed them.
22016-07-13 18:01:48 UTCalejandroscf Also, that crossing=no is important, marking a poit where used to be a crossing.
I hope you are checking by survey all this changes ¿or is this an unauthorized automated edit?
32016-07-14 09:47:01 UTCgileri I don't see how highway=crossing and crossing=no would work together, apart from temporarily forbidden crossing.

But leaving crossing=no alone seems weirder.
42016-07-14 11:50:17 UTCWynndale The point about trolltags is that it isn’t the trolltag itself (here crossing=no) that misleads data consumers; rather the problem is with the tag that it compromises that consumers shouldn’t have to see in the first place.
52016-07-14 11:58:40 UTCSomeoneElse For info, "trolltags" might need some explanation (it's not as offensive as it sounds):
62016-07-15 10:05:18 UTCDaveF FYI I asked for the opinion of others on this forum thread:

highway=crossing & crossing=no combination is, as we all appear to agree, contradictory. And I agree with you that highway=crossing on its own is superfluous.

72016-09-13 15:12:23 UTCd1g Replied about "trolltags" arguments:
12016-07-03 16:50:39 UTCSomeoneElse It doesn't really look like it from the imagery, but is perhaps a barrier=kissing_gate?
22016-07-03 18:38:02 UTCDaveF Hmm.. "almost 6 years ago" so I can't remember off the cuff although they have been upgrading some stiles in the area. I'll put it on my list of things to check out
12016-06-10 10:33:25 UTCDaveF As explained earlier, OSM does add 'Railway Station' to names of those stations. Please revert.
22016-06-10 10:43:08 UTCDaveF *doesn't add...
12016-06-10 09:18:31 UTCDaveF As per my direct message, could you please refrain from make inaccurate edits.
12016-06-03 11:06:59 UTCDaveF Are you sure? -
12016-06-01 10:30:13 UTCDaveF Hi Alan
Could you clarify what you've amended in this Changeset please?
22016-06-01 16:11:17 UTCAlan Trick Hmm, It looks like I made a mistake. I thought a hedge was supposed to be a closed polygon. I was trying to work on an error identified by but either I got the wrong error or "to-fix" is wrong. I'll revert the edit.
32016-06-01 16:16:52 UTCAlan Trick There we go:
42016-06-01 17:12:35 UTCDaveF Thanks
52016-06-01 21:47:25 UTCtrigpoint A hedge is a linear barrier, there is no rule that they should be closed. A gap is perfectly normal .
Please remember that QA tools can consider things as errors, when they are correct and as intended.
12016-05-11 22:17:55 UTCDaveF Hmm... I thought the Sustrans building was their HQ. Can you bike bikes there?
22016-05-12 06:48:32 UTCHeyheyitshay No, but you can buy panniers, lights, maps, locks etc etc etc. It was marked as a travel agency before which seemed inappropriate also. Really its just their office with a small map and cycling bits shop in the doorway.
32016-05-13 18:32:49 UTCDaveF OK I've updated to make it slightly more accurate. I made the building an office & added a separate node to indicate the shop. Needs a subtag to indicate what it does/doesn't sell..
12016-04-07 09:19:20 UTCDaveF Hi Welcome to OSM.
This node looks a little out of place so close the the highway. You'll notice similattags, such as the Airport Tavern, are set back from the road close to the centre of the area they're representing, If you know where the car rental is located could you move the node to that pos...
12016-03-11 00:37:07 UTCDaveF The George is already there.
22016-03-11 09:39:37 UTCSK53 Yes but I find mapping the whole site including the car park as the pub counterintuitive (let alone the non-optimal rendering position of the icon).

I think the usual way is to have a way for the pub restricted to buildings, with ancillary areas: beer gardens, parking etc mapped separately. This ...
32016-03-11 12:04:30 UTCMar Mar I agree with SK53, the proof is that I actually didn't see that the George was already there because the icon was so far away from the building, even less visible than the parking lot also named the George. But hey, these are details, just wanted to put this nice pub on the map...
42016-03-11 13:10:08 UTCDaveF Thanks for the replies

Please don't tag incorrectly to suit a failing of just one renderer. Remember this is a database & their are many different renderings taken from it.

Similar to schools, the amenity=* tag should be a closed polygon encompassing the full area of usage by the organisation ...
52016-03-11 13:21:15 UTCSK53 No, this is a genuine difference in how people choose to map pubs, not "mapping for the renderer".

I can see the advantages of mapping the whole area : relationships are easily determined, but it has never been obvious to me (or many other mappers) that a pub car park is a pub. If I thought this ...
62016-03-11 14:12:49 UTCEdLoach The wiki suggests that amenity=pub should go on the node *or* the building. "If the whole building is used for this feature and its footprint is present in OSM, you can apply the tags on the area if you prefer" which is different to schools.
72016-03-11 15:27:03 UTCDaveF @SK53
The reason Mar Mar added amenity=pub (well, restaurant actually), not only to the building but as a node, was his failure to notice the boundary & the icon in both the render & the editor, not due to tagging choice .
'Retail' isn't a substitute for defining a boundary of individual premises....
82016-03-11 15:58:59 UTCEdLoach So should the amenity=place_of_worship tag across the road be on the whole of the church grounds rather than just the building?
92016-03-11 16:23:10 UTCDaveF Good question, & one I've thought about but come to no concrete conclusions. I believe there should be some kind of tag, be it amenity=place_of_worship or some other tag, to define the extent of a place of worship's property which could encompass things such as the building, graveyards, church halls...
102016-03-11 16:53:24 UTCSK53 I suggest we move this conversation to talk-gb. There are interesting aspects of how we tag areas associated with various POIS: and obviously at least two different approaches.
112016-03-11 17:10:00 UTCDaveF Yes, but I think Tagging is the more appropriate forum.

I need to clarify I reverted the edit, not due to 'tagging choices', but that there were three different George Pubs. All Mar Mar's additional tags have been added to the existing way. Between us we've made the OSM database more accur...
122016-03-11 17:23:04 UTCSK53 Yes I understand why it was reverted: I was just particularly interested in seeing a pub mapped this way, and then realising that we have (at least) 2 different approaches in the UK.

Personally this is a talk-gb issue. By all means pass it on to tagging, but I don't place great faith on their jud...
12016-03-09 14:55:29 UTCDaveF Which app was failing to interpret OSM data correctly?
22016-03-09 20:28:52 UTCnotgary

It's a fitness app that allows you to draw routes for your run on a map powered by OSM. If pedestrian traffic isn't allowed, it won't allow you to draw a route down that road.
32016-03-09 20:40:19 UTCDaveF Could you contact the app's creators please & let them know that trunk roads are assumed accessible by foot.

Do you know why it's only a few disjointed sections?
12016-02-16 22:14:32 UTCDaveF Hi Miko

FYI I've started a discussion on the Tagging forum regarding using relations to tag bridges.
12016-02-12 13:43:12 UTCDaveF Hi Readie
Welcome to OSM.
I've amended your bike parking slightly duplicating both node & polygon would have made the total parking spaces = 40.

If you draw rectangular boxes there's an option to 'square them up' in the toolbar

Dave F.
22016-02-12 23:40:27 UTCReadie Thank you for that Dave.

I made the change as I wanted the bike shed included in some exported data. I wasn't comfortable with how I had added it and I was going to remove what I had done.

Many thanks for cleaning it up!

32016-02-13 10:36:33 UTCDaveF No problem, Marcus. Details like this are what make OSM better than other online maps. Keep mapping.

12016-02-09 11:05:04 UTCDaveF Hi Malcolm
tagging waterway=riverbank is now not the preferred way to tag:

Using natural=water, water=* allows data users to more easily determine whether it's a river, canal, lake etc.
22016-02-11 08:27:39 UTCmalcolmh The preferred way to tag is the way the mapping community actually tags. Since that proposal was made, only 8% of waterways are so tagged. In fact more waterway=riverbank tags have been added since then that the total of natural=water+water=river/canal tags.
32016-02-11 13:31:26 UTCDaveF Hi Malcolm
Being in the majority doesn't automatically make it correct nor a reason not to change. If a better way to tag is conceived, making it easier for the data to be used, then it should be adopted. As in previous occurrences this is a gradual process often brought about by messages like mine...
42016-02-11 13:52:19 UTCmalcolmh I do not buy the argument that this tag makes things easier for consumers. Those that I know of all use the waterway=river/canal tagged linear ways. Anyway, good luck trying to persuade the other 290,000 instances of your case!
52016-02-11 14:35:09 UTCDaveF You appear to be misunderstanding. It's not the linear ways (waterway=river) that's the problem, but the polygon denoting the riverbanks.(waterway=riverbank).

It's disappointing you can't see the clear benefit of not tagging canal banks as river banks.
12016-02-03 16:06:24 UTCDaveF What was the mistake?
Why have you deleted the religion tag?
12016-02-01 18:55:39 UTCDaveF You serious expect users to set up their own carto just to see why it isn't working properly? Please get Sandbox to render the test database.
22016-02-01 22:41:01 UTCPolarbear Primarily I expect people not to put test data into the main database, and keep them there for days. There are hundreds of different data consumers and renderers (carto being just one of them), if every of those puts their test data in, we cannot find any real anymore.

So the conclusion is, whoe...
32016-02-01 23:21:48 UTCDaveF The link to gave ot the install page is incomprehensible gobbledygook. How anyone is meant to decipher is byond me. Typical of so many OSM wiki help pages.

Did you know about these addition from the carto forum discussion?
42016-02-02 11:10:23 UTCPolarbear Sorry Dave, I do not know how much computing and Linux background you have, and I don't know what carto forum you refer to, maybe you mean the issue discussion in github where you already contributed. The install file in my first post above refers to a page on '', I think that were the...
12016-01-26 22:57:39 UTCDaveF Hi CDPC

Welcome to OSM

If this road is unsuitable for HGVs could you please tagged these roads (& any others in the vicinity) as per this widely used tag:

Thanks Dave F.
22016-01-26 22:59:33 UTCDaveF Presuming the road does have weight restriction signage, of course.
12016-01-25 00:57:17 UTCDaveF Hi Richard
Have the lines down Merchant's Way been newly uncovered?

Has there been some major work on the dockside?
22016-01-25 18:02:21 UTCRichard Symonds My photos from a few years ago show the rails as uncovered (albeit in poor repair). I'm doing this from photographs, though, not on the ground, so feel free to revert if you have better information.
12016-01-16 23:54:58 UTCDaveF Hi again. The area you've tagged as pedestrian is a part of a residential multipolygon relation & doesn't require any additional tags.

Are you sure an access road to a car park is tertiary?
12015-11-25 18:33:19 UTCDaveF Thanks for doing that.
12015-11-21 16:18:05 UTCDaveF Can you revert this changeset please. There's a new road layout that's been accurately mapped. Thanks
22015-11-21 16:20:39 UTCDaveF
32015-11-21 18:57:54 UTCProud Salopian Apologies - can you do the reverting please?

After reverting however, the two-way road between Prior Park Road and the A36 should be a primary road, not tertiary.

42015-11-21 22:38:06 UTCDaveF Sorry, but I'm not willing to do that.

People who make substantial errors should clear it up their own errors. I learnt how to use the JOSM revert tool for precisely that reason. With over 2000 edits you should be able to do the same:

12015-11-13 20:38:50 UTCDaveF Hi The bollard is already mapped.
22015-11-16 16:41:19 UTCrwendland Hi. Sorry, thanks for reverting it. Must admit, I cannot see the existing bollard in view or edit mode, but that is probably me doing some daft beginner thing!
32015-11-16 16:50:04 UTCDaveF Hi
Unfortunately it's rendered under the street name, but in iD if you hover your pointer over the street it disappears & you can see the node.
Dave F.
12015-11-16 15:48:57 UTCediyes Hi DaveF, I fixed your edition a footway with a road, because such streets join, for more details you can see the wiki
22015-11-16 16:04:42 UTCDaveF Hi Could you provide the specific way(s) please. You've edited quite a few & it's difficult to determine which one you're talking about.

Dave F.
32015-11-16 16:09:20 UTCediyes Hi, oh sorry, the specific way is

12015-10-10 13:47:16 UTCtrigpoint Hi
I think somethimng has gone wrong here, beatroot is already mapped
Has it moved, or was it in the wrong place?
22015-10-10 15:16:40 UTCDaveF Hi jonkellas
Welcome to OSM.
You appear to have move the bike parking inside a building, Is there a reason this? You've appear to have erroneously put a kink in Wine St. Could you please check & amend in necessary.
12015-10-09 15:08:34 UTCDaveF Please stop making erroneous edits
22015-10-10 15:50:13 UTCSomeoneElse @DaveF can you explain the problem here? It just looks like a slip of the mouse has joined some ways together (entirely understandable for someone with only a few OSM edits) - or is there another problem?
12015-10-08 18:25:29 UTCDaveF Hi albryant1

Can you explain the reason for your deletion of this way please:

Dave F.
22015-10-10 15:45:01 UTCSomeoneElse might shed more light on what happened here - it shows how the tags on this changed as time went on. I suspect the real problem happened a couple of revisions ago when "beatrice jones" (who has since been banned for repeated fantasy edits) changed an...
12015-10-08 11:34:17 UTCDaveF Hi RFaith

Please change the background in iD to 'OS OpenData StreetView' to see the true name of the road. Note wood name also.

Dave F.
22015-10-10 15:27:30 UTCSomeoneElse If there's a sign on the road saying "Rode Hill" then the name _should_ be "Rode Hill" rather than "Road Hill". Councils get road names wrong more often than you might think. These are often marked in OpenStreetMap as "not:name" - there are about 12,000 in the UK currently http://taginfo.openstree...
12015-09-30 13:32:39 UTCSomeoneElse Previously I asked in why you were splitting identically-tagged ways in two. You're still doing it here - and are both identically tagged and neither is part of a ...
22015-10-01 09:16:04 UTCdataOne I did split it into 2 as someone might want to turn on side road before height restriction but I just figured it out that there is height restriction on other end too. So I have merged them again.
32015-10-01 10:19:13 UTCSomeoneElse Where is the height restriction? I don't see one on at all.
42015-10-01 11:27:27 UTCdataOne Just look at its street view.
52015-10-01 11:31:03 UTCSomeoneElse If you mean "Google Street View" I'm afraid Google's terms and conditions don't allow it to be used for OSM. See for details.
62015-10-01 11:41:46 UTCdataOne yeah you are right. As a matter of fact if you just look at osm location, Its clearly visible here too that A14 seems to be an overhead bridge/road to the connecting road of Nasby road and other yellow road.
72015-10-05 16:51:48 UTCDaveF As you are making no valid edits, could you please refrain from splitting ways. If & when you have maxheadroom please follow the guidelines here:
82015-10-06 15:50:03 UTCRovastar Can someone explain in plain speaking English what is wrong with a user splitting ways?
These comments here are not to help or educate the user just trying go find blame where there is none.
Is the new policy that if you split ways you are banned? Sounds like some users forgot osm is a community ...
92015-10-07 10:57:59 UTCZain Ahmad Hashmi Dear Frederik,

I am working on behalf of company called ‘PIE Mapping’. They are in the middle of migrating to OSM platform. I have been assigned a task to split the OSM street links as these links are not split to its junctions. In some places they are slightly longer and does not fit the pur...
12015-09-08 22:02:21 UTCDaveF Hi mdt3k
Could you explain in more detail what you've done generally, & specifically the Kelston & Swinford relations?

If changesets are problematic the creators needs to correct their own errors & revert them.
22015-09-09 08:23:42 UTCSomeoneElse certainly looks a bit problematic, in that there seems to be an unfeasibly thin bit of the natural=wood to the east of the stream. I'd suggest that it doesn't make sense to use a multipolygon for this area of woodland at all - ...
32015-09-10 11:18:53 UTCmdt3k Hi,

Thanks for the feedback. My intent was to map the farmland in the area between the A420 and the A431. Rather than create a new area/way by tracing along the outlines of the roads, existing residential landuses etc., I opted to create a multipolygon, re-using existing of ways as required. In s...
42015-09-10 17:54:15 UTCSomeoneElse If it helps, here's an example of what I've done nearer to home:

Survey and map all the field boundaries, gates, stiles, hedges and fences first, then reuse the fence / hedge nodes for a separate farmland way. It's not the only way to do things - jus...
52015-09-11 11:14:56 UTCmdt3k That looks good. I will try and use a similar model. I will adapt this set of changes as I have time to reflect this.
62015-09-12 12:14:31 UTCDaveF
Hi mdt3k
I believe making OSM more entropic by unnecessarily splitting way makes it more confusing & harder for others to edit.
Instead of splitting & creating an unnecessary relation for this residential area: the farmland way should be drawn as a...
72015-09-12 17:02:36 UTCmdt3k Thanks for the feedback Dave, I'll sort those out.
82015-09-22 23:06:56 UTCDaveF Thos were just a couple of examples. You've placed many ways on the roads that need to be offset.

Please be aware farmland is meant to be used to map individual fields, not swathes of land

Rather than split every entity up into small sections & spend a lot of time creating relations, why not ...
92015-09-23 21:40:17 UTCmdt3k Hi Dave, I have updated the problems highlighted, and the relation no longer uses the roads.

Regarding the intent for landuse=farmland, I do not believe this is clear. No conclusion was reached on the tagging mailing list, and the wiki is not explicit.

I believe am using landuse=farmland in a ...
12015-08-28 22:44:18 UTCDaveF Do you know what it is now? Still derelict?
22015-08-29 09:37:49 UTCrwendland Soon to be demolished I think - they are now partly security fenced, as part of the £110 million RUH North development. Buildings to the south, like the mortuary, are certainly being prepared for demolition.

I'm new to OpenStreetMap, and not sure what should be done when they are demolished.
12015-08-20 22:17:16 UTCndm Good to see some more builings being added. Shop, pub and other way outllines still need "building=yes" otherwise they won't render.
22015-08-21 09:06:57 UTCDaveF Hi
I deleted the relations you created. They're not really required in this instance - ways can be overlaid, & it's difficult to to see things such as the playground if hidden in a relation.
12015-08-13 10:06:06 UTCDaveF Hi again
Ways don't have to be split at nodes with tags, such as stiles, It better if a way is as joined up a it can be. I've connected the relevant ones.
Dave F.
12015-07-17 15:04:33 UTCDaveF Welcome to OSM.

Actually you added an extra barrier, but I sorted it out by removing the tags on the nodes. I also amended all the other barriers so they don't join the roads.
22015-07-17 15:11:03 UTCDaiLaughing So tags aren't just labels they affect the behaviour of the nodes? I knew I didn't understand what I was doing! Thanks for fixing it.
12015-06-05 17:51:12 UTCDaveF Ha! You beat me to it.

There's a slight updated plan Jan '15 amended road markings, loading bays etc.
Are you going to add the contraflow bike lane?
According to plan the call box is still there
22015-06-05 18:06:20 UTCDaveF
32015-06-06 01:39:58 UTCkrys h Ha I should have left it! Thought I'd give it a crack in case no one else did. Feel free to put more detail into it.

Can you move where one live intersectes another. For example Prior Park Road intersects the roundabout where the path down the side of the Church, but I'd like to separate these no...
42015-06-06 01:41:18 UTCkrys h Monday at work (I'm working at Council nowadays) I should be able to move the bus stops officially on the system. I don't know how often OSM syncs with the national database, but I see their positions are determined by Naptan which is what I should be editing.
12015-05-26 21:31:28 UTCDaveF Hi again
Could you ensure paths (& all ways) join up to each other otherwise routing won't work.
12015-05-25 13:09:09 UTCDaveF Please revert this erroneous edit.
22015-05-26 04:07:02 UTCcalfarome Thanks for your observation, I had an involuntary error, fixed the best possible, I will be very careful in my future editions.
12015-02-24 21:47:55 UTCDaveF Hi
The area for the pub was valid - it encompasses the building & any exterior land belonging to the business. Amended pub name tag to suit.
12015-02-09 16:32:03 UTCDaveF Hi
I notice you've removed barn/agricultural tags from buildings. Could you explain your reasoning? If the style of tag is incorrect then it should be amended, but I don't think relevant data should be deleted.
12015-01-30 16:16:43 UTCDaveF Ruth. These ways do not join. Please revert this changeset. Do not assume just because your software is telling you there's a problem that there actually is. A clue to your edit being incorrect is you extended the road to bridge.
22015-01-31 04:26:58 UTCruthmaben Dave - thank you, this edit is reverted now!
12015-01-05 01:27:02 UTCDaveF Hi
Unsure how you can describe a road between 2 other roads of the same classification as a 'link'. Especially when they have the same reference. Please clarify.
22015-01-05 14:32:11 UTCal_t The Cumberland Basin is a very complex set of junctions, ramps, flyovers and underpasses. My aim is to improve this section of the map for road navigation. Ultimately this should have lane data ( ), but that is a lot of work.

The changes I made here were ...
12014-12-18 15:30:05 UTCDaveF Hi Welshie
Out of curiosity, which map did you get the road new road layout from? The OS Streetview appears to be at least a year out of date.

Dave F.
22014-12-31 16:34:32 UTCWelshie I tried to reply to the email, which may not have got through. It was very approximately from a developer's sales brochure. Full survey via GPS or newer imagery welcome.
12014-11-13 12:29:56 UTCDaveF Bromley Heath Rd, Bristol: Are you sure that's the A4174? I think it got renumbered:

What OS OpenData did you use for these amendments & is it up to dat...
22014-11-13 18:59:18 UTCtms13 I was using StreetView on - it seems not to have been updated since November.

I've changed the ref to A4017 as you suggest, and set old_ref to avoid any future confusion. (changeset 26762646)
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