Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-08-16 11:14:16 UTCMikeN In OSM, I can't find any convention to tag an apartment complex area as an apartments type; we only have landuse=residential and individual buildings are of type building=apartments. The entire area could be place=neighborhood.
12017-08-02 12:29:54 UTCMikeN OpenStreetMap is a collection of facts - social commentary is best done on other types of media.
Reverted in
12017-07-03 23:08:27 UTCMikeN Hi, if the island doesn't show up, the lake might need to be converted to a multipolygon (in the ID editor, select both the island and lake, right click and merge). Hopefully all the tags will come out correctly.
12017-06-29 17:39:07 UTCMikeN This is actually a retail building and 'Home Improvement' is not a recognized tourism category. I've corrected both.
12017-06-25 16:37:03 UTCMikeN Hi, is this the current or planned speed limit change? Signs are still up for 55mph.
22017-06-26 12:48:31 UTCSaucon Support Hi Mike, we had received a notice from one of our clients that I 85 Bus had a posted speed limit of 70. Since signs are still up for 55 MPH, I will revert the speed limit to 55 MPH.
12017-06-23 12:10:21 UTCMikeN This is not a park, it is a subdivision. Please add only real features to OpenStreetMap. Reverted.
12017-06-13 00:11:41 UTCMikeN You're doing a great job improving Spartanburg! Sidewalks are fine either separately or tagged as part of the road. Tagging will settle in OSM as more apps start to use the data. Open Sidewalks ( ) generally makes them separate at the moment so that it is easier to ...
12017-06-07 11:25:53 UTCMikeN Node was already merged into building and the tagging standardized. Reverted change.
12017-05-12 15:14:27 UTCMikeN Hi, Welcome to OpenStreetMap, and thanks for your valuable updates! In the future when updating a business, it is generally better to remove the previous business information from the node or building outline and then create the new information. This is because some businesses in OpenStreetMap...
12017-04-24 18:03:24 UTCMikeN This node is a duplicate of an existing Blaine's Farm & Fleet node . The new information has been merged into the existing node and this new node was deleted.
22017-04-24 18:04:18 UTCMikeN Please check for existing business nodes before adding new ones. Also update the changeset description to something more descriptive. Thank you,
12017-04-24 17:46:20 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for this submission. 1. The name had the HTML Escape characters (%27), but the normal punctuation may be used in names. 2. There was already a business here , but with the local name (locals say "Farm & Fleet", not "Blaine's Farm & Fleet") I added &qu...
12017-04-16 22:55:50 UTCMikeN Hi, thanks for your submissions! I noticed that Orion's Bar & Grill had already been marked in the building, so the node is a duplicate.
12017-04-15 17:29:05 UTCMikeN Hi, welcome to OpenStreetMap and thanks for your contributions! A note about the end of Sawblade Ridge - a "Living Street" is normally a pedestrian area that allows cars only at 3-5 MPH. I would expect the end of this street to terminate in a turning circle instead of a living street. ...
22017-04-15 22:35:28 UTCHedCheeeeese Its 25 mph, its an unmarked paved road, wide enough for two cars so I guess it counts as two lanes. Theres no distinction and Everton just drives on whichever side or straight up the middle until the come upon another car. The end is a turning circle but its small and there are homes around it. I'm ...
12017-02-22 13:35:38 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for these updates. Was the speed limit for 123 around the Issaqueena trail exit recently changed?
12017-02-16 00:47:00 UTCMikeN Are these real parks, visitor center and country club?
22017-02-16 06:02:13 UTCalboslaya Yes. They are small community parks that join the two sub-neighborhoods of White Oak Cliffs and Lakewood.
32017-02-16 13:14:01 UTCMikeN Are there signs identifying the parks and visitors center and vending area?
42017-02-17 12:02:43 UTCMikeN Reverted in changeset 46162481. There is no trace of these parks, trails, or visitor center in an on-site survey. No public amenities for these subdivisions listed in Areas are zoned residential by city of Seneca
12017-02-09 07:45:46 UTCChetan_Gowda Reverting the changeset.
22017-02-10 22:46:50 UTCMikeN Hi and welcome to OpenStreetMap.

The previous message from Chetan_Gowda was a bit terse, but if you are trying to manipulate Pokemon then please stop. OSM accepts all edits that are based on reality. Intentional edits based on fiction are considered vandalism and will be removed.
12017-02-10 11:50:41 UTCMikeN What is the source you used to determine that this is not an administrative boundary?
22017-02-10 16:40:38 UTCalboslaya I have lived in this area for 30+ years and know that this is not an administrative boundary. It was placed on the same nodes that surround Lake Keowee and barred no significance to any real world existing administrative boundaries. OpenStreetMap needs to be more accepting to local mappers that more...
32017-02-10 22:44:09 UTCMikeN The administrative boundary that was deleted defined the city of Seneca, therefore that city is now undefined in OpenStreetMap. Cities don't place signs or flags around the municipal boundaries, they are legally defined at the regional records office. The city of Seneca is defined by that part ...
12017-02-10 02:10:47 UTCMikeN Hi thank you for the edits. Why were the roads changed to a type of unclassified? There are mostly residential homes along these streets.
22017-02-10 02:54:43 UTCalboslaya There are some residential homes but this area is also home to three closely located parks and their corresponding maintenance/visitor buildings. These streets also have uniquely denoted walking paths for visitors traveling between the parks. To list these roads as residential is not quite the case ...
12017-02-03 12:59:13 UTCMikeN Hi, just a note about the tag spelling - it should be ' junction ' , not jonction . Thanks!
22017-02-08 06:17:47 UTCanca_mihaela thx
12017-02-03 00:42:04 UTCMikeN Hi and welcome to OpenStreetMap. I see you have added a water body and a number of crossing paths at a location which is really an apartment building.
If you are trying to manipulate Pokemon then please stop. OSM accepts all edits that are based on reality. Intentional edits based on fiction are co...
12017-01-25 13:00:25 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for the edits! Just a note about old railroads - if they're already marked as abandoned, they won't show up on the map view. I'll agree that they technically don't belong if they no longer exist and they clutter the edit view. But some rail fans still use them on their reference m...
12017-01-16 14:07:06 UTCMikeN Hi, I noticed that the original O2 had been deleted and replaced by the new POI. However some information was dropped in the process: the opening hours and business type. Also, the new position was not as accurate as the original position as surveyed. It is best to just modify an existing POI ...
12017-01-15 03:48:20 UTCMikeN Hi, has this section of railroad out to San Jon been rebuilt now? It had previously been abandoned. Thanks,
12016-11-26 11:33:24 UTCMikeN Hi, has this import been reviewed by the process in ?

22016-12-13 17:56:46 UTCwoodpeck_repair This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 44334107 where the changeset comment is: Revert un-discussed and erroneous building footprint imports, see
12016-11-18 14:53:38 UTCMikeN Hi - question about the 'Tunnel Hill State Trail'; this was changed from railway=abandoned to railway=rail . Are there actually rails present along this section of trail?
12016-11-10 13:08:59 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the edits. I had originally used the "Cook-out" form with a dash because that is used consistently on signage and the web site.

I suppose the dash makes it harder to search though; people will search for CookOut or "Cook Out".
22016-11-10 17:21:59 UTCOmnific Hi Mike, I believe they have rebranded as just Cook Out based on their website, which now uses "Cook Out" instead of "Cook-Out." The logo make it a bit questionable, but they have text like "TIME FOR COOK OUT" and "Cook Out cares about the quality of both our food ...
12016-09-22 00:42:11 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the edits! Keep in mind that changing from a pedestrian street to monument will block routing apps from finding a path through the area. I have no strong opinion, but consider 'historic=memorial' together with highway=pedestrian / area=yes
12016-09-14 12:13:45 UTCMikeN Hi, Welcome to OSM and thank you for the updates! The best road type for driveway or parking lots is type "Service" , then select driveway, alley , or parking aisle. That will keep routing apps from sending cars across parking lots. Sam Clayton Blvd is fine as 'Unclassified' becau...
12016-07-08 02:04:30 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for the fix. White Horse Road Extension is mostly 2 lanes, with only a tiny part with a left turn lane.

Also, some of the turn:lanes:forward tag is blank, which does not match the turn lane tagging in Wiki
22016-07-11 16:14:03 UTCsamely Hey there!
I've already fixed the number of lanes in all the road. Thanks for your feedback.
12016-06-11 18:02:06 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the fix. It seems that using a blank for the turn lane is not valid. See the normal usages at (the word 'none' is fully spelled out for special cases, but does not mean that no text is required )
22016-09-27 19:09:47 UTCpiligab Hi MikeN,

Both the none and blank tag is used while tagging turn lanes as can be verified from taginfo. The Lane and road attributes style also takes both the tagging scheme as valid. Since, there is no consensus on the tagging style to be adopted, our team decided to stick with blank instead of ...
12016-04-14 12:06:34 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the corrections. I don't understand the change - neither of these roads were marked as One Way previously. Also, the highway tag for State Highway 56 was removed.
22016-04-14 14:35:03 UTCsmatda I appreciate the feedback. I'm new at this so bear with me. I do not know why, but on the current map GPS will not route down Musgrove Street from Smallwood to Willard routes down Springdale Drive. If you look on Google maps it shows a small southern portion of Musgrove between E Florida ...
32016-04-15 00:59:42 UTCMikeN Hi, since there are 3 major map providers, it partly depends on which GPS device you are using. Is it a Garmin, or an app on your smartphone? If it's an app, which one is it?
42016-04-15 03:17:34 UTCsmatda It's MapFactor on an Android.
52016-04-15 03:28:00 UTCsmatda I found a similar issue with the routing between Jesup and Ludowici, GA. It appeared that there's a four lane bridge with all four lanes going the same direction. As a result routing will never use the four lane between the two towns. Instead it uses a 40 or 50 mile loop to go between the two.
62016-04-15 11:11:12 UTCMikeN Ok, I understand. I believe you have already corrected the Jesup<>Ludowici problem because it works today on the OpenStreetMap site. It should show in the next Mapfactor update.

I had coincidentally edited a number of streets near Musgrove St on April 6 for the Corporate Center Drive op...
72016-04-16 08:38:40 UTCsmatda Many thanks. This is our annual routing for vacation between Southwest Virginia and East Coast Florida. Headed to Ormond Beach just north of Daytona next month. If I see any anomalies I'll let you know.
12016-03-21 11:18:07 UTCMikeN What was the reason for this change? The previous relation route=railway (collection of railroad ways) sounds more applicable than the new route=train (train services), since this is an abandoned railway.
22016-03-22 00:30:35 UTCdchiles I'm confused are we talking about this: because it is route=railway
32016-03-22 00:41:40 UTCMikeN Sorry, my bad. I confused which was the latest version. I think the new tag you set is the correct one. Thank you.
12015-11-18 13:16:32 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for these improvements. I am a bit confused by some of the edits on Enterprise Boulevard - a section has been 'join'ed to another section that causes a bus route to extend into the new section, and there some new splits on that road.

The ID editor has allowed this type of joi...
22017-07-26 18:52:45 UTCJordanKepler Dunoo. I may have been noodling stuff around for the sake of prettifying curves and straightening things, but ill check stuff more carefully now.
12015-08-24 20:31:15 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the edits. I found some problems -

Frontage road was blocked years ago because it was a dangerous turn. It looks strange for a named road to be connected only by a driveway, but that's the real way it ended up. It would be dangerous for drivers to try to follow GPS for the ...
22015-08-24 22:24:31 UTCMikeN One thing that will help - if the TIGER:reviewed flag has been removed, do not modify that road back to old TIGER because someone local has already worked with it.
32015-08-24 22:46:12 UTCsamely Hi there. Thanks for your feedback. I've been working based on TIGER, and I will consider your suggestion. Thanks again for fix them.
42015-08-30 21:34:21 UTCMikeN Hi, I also found that this changeset moved more than 35,000 nodes. What was the reference used in moving those nodes? Thank you
52015-08-31 14:29:57 UTCsamely Hey there. I just tried to align the edited area based on Bing satellite imagery. Thanks for the comments again.
12015-08-27 01:12:03 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the fix for alignment. One new problem with many people editing rail crossings is that some people have changed alignments at their crossing only. So the result is that while some parts of the rail is aligned, other parts are off. It will be best to review the entire length o...
22015-08-27 14:43:15 UTCramyaragupathy Thanks for highlighting this. Will be mindful of this in my future edits. Also I have corrected the alignment for the indicated ways.
32015-08-27 23:44:08 UTCMikeN Many thanks - this has happened for several people during the challenge!
12015-08-24 17:44:29 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for the edit. This "Frontage Road" was removed many years ago, and most of it has grass or bushes growing on it. Since there are still traces, I changed it to type Track.
22015-08-25 14:18:39 UTCkaritotp "Hey there. Thanks for your feedback. As you told it's possible to see a road, but definitely it's not a highway=track, so I've changed it to a highway=unclassified.
32015-08-26 01:46:02 UTCMikeN
That area does not meet the definition of 'unclassified' in the Wiki, nor its common usage in North America (Roughly equivalent to 'residential' but without residences). Specifically it is no longer a public road, it is all on private land. I researched the public record before deleting it orig...
42015-08-26 14:08:47 UTCkaritotp thanks for the link , you are right according to the images that you sent me and the street classification corresponds more to be a highway = track .
I am going to change the tag to a highway=track.
12015-08-24 21:25:36 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for the edits. Claude Collins Road was officially removed as a named street and is now a private driveway. Originally I had just deleted it, but I have changed it from a street to a driveway.
22015-08-25 22:47:13 UTCabel801 Hi, thanks for the feedback, I have been working taking into account TIGER.

thanks again for your fixing.
12015-08-20 12:43:25 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for your edit! It appears that an entire railroad had been accidentally moved, and was misaligned. Since people had already corrected part of this in spots for the FRA Crossings project, the entire change could not be reverted to correct - I finally had to manually review and correct...
22015-08-20 12:49:16 UTCsrividya_c thank you for the feedback. Will review the ways from next time before editing them. Thank you again.
12015-08-19 20:50:58 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for your edit! It appears that an entire railroad has been accidentally moved, and now seems to be misaligned. I can undo this change; let me know what you wish to do.
22015-08-20 12:40:03 UTCMikeN It looks like someone else had moved the entire rail first in changeset . But there was also work since done by several people with local crossing fixes, so moving the entire rail was no longer possible. I manually fixed the entire line.
32015-11-16 08:24:22 UTCaarthy Thank you so much for doing so and sorry it's taken me so long to reply.
12015-07-09 16:46:28 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the contribution to OpenStreetMap. Please clarify what was being added - the additions appear to be untagged. Thank you,
12015-07-08 19:34:31 UTCMikeN Hi, thank you for the edit. Both streets were already surveyed on the ground and marked to remove tiger:reviewed=no. McLeod Street does not go through to Lafayette Street and that segment does not exist. TIGER was out of date for that street.
22015-07-08 22:22:17 UTCsamely Hey there. Thanks for your feedback.
12015-04-15 12:33:04 UTCMikeN Hi - thanks for the update. The hill in this construction area has been bulldozed down and the previous streets were completely removed. There is no routable path through this area. It's too early to tell whether the replacement driveways will have any name because the buildings are still under...
22015-04-15 14:03:28 UTCsrividya_c thank you for you feedback. So are these roads existing now? I just aligned the nodes and added some roads seeing the imagery. Please remove the roads if they don't exit now. Thank you again.
32015-04-15 14:03:50 UTCsrividya_c Sorry its *exist
42015-04-15 14:20:22 UTCMikeN These roads don't exist now, so I'll remove them. The Bing imagery was out of date.

Best regards
52015-04-16 05:05:31 UTCsrividya_c okay, Thank you.
12015-03-11 02:01:28 UTCMikeN Hi, Just checking on Destiny Church - is there a problem specifying the building type instead of building=yes? That building was originally an industrial warehouse but was converted for the church. Thanks!
22017-07-26 18:49:56 UTCJordanKepler I guess I figured that if it was a church, then it wasnt commercial? It might have been commercial in the past, but my understanding is that OSM is more concerned with the present state of things.
12015-02-13 01:38:10 UTCMikeN Hi, Is the University Center moving here from its current location on Pleasantburg? ( )
22015-02-13 16:56:14 UTCCurtis Beck Mike, Thanks for pointing this out to me. The University Center is not moving here. The corresponding map I am using pins the center to this location despite having the address listed on Pleasantburg as you do.

I will go ahead and fix this
12015-02-10 11:52:33 UTCMikeN Hi - thank you for this addition. There is an improvement to help map users find Roper Ridge: If it is a hill / mountain, add the tags natural = peak . If it is a ridge line, add a line along the ridge and tag the line as natural = ridge and name = Roper Ridge
22015-02-11 03:50:33 UTCTheKittyGirl Thank you for the help, MikeN! I better understand the tags here, thanks to you!
12015-02-01 16:10:25 UTCMikeN Please take care when scrolling the map in Potlatch so that the mouse doesn't grab and move a road instead of scrolling. I think I have corrected Houck Mountain Rd which was messing up routing.
12015-01-23 12:24:05 UTCMikeN Hi, Thank you for the edit. Please clarify why ways were removed from the trail relation, and what is meant by removing trail highlighting.
22015-01-23 13:31:14 UTCRyan112233 Hello. Thank you for your message. I thought taking away the highlighting of Jones Gap and Rainbow Falls trails would better serve to conformity of the rest of the trails in the Mountain Bridge trail system (as none others are highlighted). If you disagree then my apologies. I certainly do not m...
32015-01-24 03:09:59 UTCMikeN Hi - I like your idea to make the trails in the Mountain Bridge trail system look more similar. Some trails are set as highway=path (dashed line) and others as highway=footway(dotted line). Bicycle permissions are set separately, so either path or footway could be used. The Hiking documentation...
42015-01-25 10:33:31 UTCRyan112233 Good morning. Thank you. The map that shows the highlighted Jones Gap Trail and Rainbow Falls Trail is the "Cycle Map". Interestingly the other maps (standard, transport, mapquest, humanitarian) do not.
52015-01-29 02:37:33 UTCMikeN Hi - We have been adding the relations to all the trails in the area; here is a link to the hiking map. They will appear on the next iteration of the Cycle map in the next 2 weeks.
12015-01-22 13:04:55 UTCMikeN Hi, The Rock River was set to landuse=industrial, which doesn't seem to apply to the entire river?
22015-01-22 23:08:52 UTCg246020 Thank you for catching this, reverted back to "riverbank".
32015-01-22 23:14:19 UTCg246020 And fixed again: changed to "river".
12015-01-11 02:47:42 UTCMikeN Hi, Please don't combine street segments unless you have carefully studied why they were separated. Streets came in from TIGER as one piece, so any splits were for a reason: name change, speed limit change, lane attribute change, route relations, etc. I spent about 3 hours untangling the bus rout...
22017-07-26 18:46:26 UTCJordanKepler Sorry my edits jangled up your bus routing n things. Ive only just now seen this, but Ill keep it in mind. Cheers.
12014-11-21 12:31:18 UTCMikeN Congratulations!
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