Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-04-21 22:51:41 UTCndm Great you're closing a lot of notes -- but they are so spread out -- are you actually checking them with a survey?
22017-04-22 11:24:50 UTCazzap Yes, these are all places I have visited.
32017-04-22 19:38:14 UTCndm Not many people got to UWE and UoB -- you're well-travelled.
12017-04-22 19:25:59 UTCndm Dave, thde wiki says "Set a node Node or draw as an area Area along the building outline." -- I know that isn't how you map them in Bath, but that's how I've mapped the a lot of the ones in Bristol -- it would be good to keep this one consistent.
12017-04-21 22:57:07 UTCndm Strange - when this was first added it had this name - then the original mapper removed it -- has a street name been added back now? Seems odd as there's already another Southampton Mews very close.
12017-04-21 22:49:13 UTCndm Sorry, but this seems wrong - only walked this ~1 week ago and most of the old car park was still fenced off -- under construction?
22017-04-22 11:47:33 UTCazzap Thanks you were right, i've corrected it now. The car park which was previously mapped no longer exists. This area is now fenced off and under construction.
12017-04-21 22:39:04 UTCndm Street is inside Building F?
22017-04-22 11:56:13 UTCazzap I have modified F Block as it was mapped wrong, the Pedestrian street is in the right place.
12017-04-20 00:21:15 UTCndm It was a good idea to join the nature reserve together where it was split by Bradley Stoke Way. Good to have some extra names for places as well.

I liked the previous wood you deleted :-( I thought it was much clearer where trees actually are -- especially near Bailey's Court Road roundabout. I d...
12017-04-18 21:46:06 UTCndm Is it really a tunnel? There's a bridge over it.
12017-04-18 21:41:50 UTCndm Maybe the extra service=parking_aisle tag might be useful.
12017-04-17 22:34:04 UTCndm Don't think the a turn restriction will work without from/via/to?
22017-04-19 20:27:19 UTCDaveF Is there a 'no_u_turn' sign? if not I don't think it should have a turn restriction.
12017-04-17 22:33:34 UTCndm Thought it was asphalt?
22017-04-20 10:52:24 UTCm4rkit Pretty sure it's concrete. I cycle it often and there is bumps every 10m or so at the joins
12017-04-06 23:00:27 UTCndm Is this copied from the website -- they have a "warning" notice:

"This entire site © BM Services and If you wish to reproduce any information published here, including copying to online discussion groups or forums, please make a request via our contact form. ...
22017-04-08 10:00:08 UTCp3et Thanks for the hint. I'll ask them for permission.
32017-04-08 12:56:07 UTCtrigpoint The mapping of these also feels wrong. They seem to be existing car parks, so the tag should (if allowed, although there is a pretty big notice saying it must not be copied) be added a tags to the existing objects. However the site uses google maps which makes the data incompatible with OSM even if ...
12017-04-06 23:00:20 UTCndm Is this copied from the website -- they have a "warning" notice:

"This entire site © BM Services and If you wish to reproduce any information published here, including copying to online discussion groups or forums, please make a request via our contact form. ...
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.
12017-03-03 21:06:12 UTCndm Pretty sure that's not its name - walked past it yesterday
22017-03-20 21:02:24 UTChollium It's not called 'vacant' but not sure what else to call it - it's certainly not the sports café any more.
32017-03-20 21:47:40 UTCndm The signs on the outside say "Sports Cafe" -- it's tagged as disused:amenity=cafe.
12017-03-01 21:27:54 UTCndm Cheers for that
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
12017-02-26 23:39:31 UTCndm If you're interested in speed limits -- maybe add maxspeed : "20 mph" to the highway -- presumably "Friendship Road". There's a speed limit map at -- but it takes a while to update.
12017-02-16 20:08:27 UTCndm Has this been surveyed directly? The source URL you've quoted on "Sainsbury's Local" links to a Google map.
22017-02-17 20:19:04 UTCChrisHodgesUK I've been there in person (with my GPS running). The source link was where I obtained the hours and phone number; noscript blocked the google map so I didn't know it was there until @ndm told me
32017-02-17 22:47:38 UTCndm Great.
12017-02-16 20:12:20 UTCndm Has this been surveyed directly -- if it exists but is disused it shouldn't be deleted, but simply changed to disused:amenity.

Is the "Frome Valley Voice" a suitable source of copyright info for OpenStreetmap?
22017-02-17 20:15:16 UTCChrisHodgesUK ndm the shell of the building has been turned into flats (personal observation -- I pass it every day). There's no trace of a pub any more. Not sure what copyright has to do with it -- I was citing it as a source of information not copying anything (maybe that's too much of a Wikipedia viewpoint)\...
32017-02-17 22:47:03 UTCndm Great. Was a bit confused -- when I upload from Josm I use source=survey for items I mapped from a visit/GPS & source=Bing for tracing outlines, etc.
42017-02-20 13:03:46 UTCChrisHodgesUK @ndm I'll try to do that in the future -- as you can see I'm only an occasional contributor so don't necessarily have a feel for the done thing here
12017-02-13 20:55:22 UTCndm It's a bit redundant to add a name that duplicates the tag -- but good to get it mapped.
12017-02-11 14:00:26 UTCndm Probably was postal_code?
22017-02-11 15:33:02 UTCYorvik Prestigitator might have meant to be, but BS10 is not even the post code for Ash Walk, the post code is BS10 6RW, maybe it was postal_district?
32017-02-11 23:12:32 UTCndm All Bristol roads are sgned with postal codes, e.g. BS10.
42017-02-12 14:07:34 UTCYorvik Prestigitator That might make sense, thanks for fixing this.
12017-02-09 23:08:36 UTCndm Not sure why you've deleted a landuse area in the UK. Was that intentional?
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&...
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 23:06:29 UTCndm I don't think area on it's own will show much?
12017-01-30 21:43:39 UTCndm Interested in where you got open data from Bristol City Council on 20 mph limits with a good licence for OSM? Since this isn't from a survey, perhaps there should be a source:maxspeed tag as well?
12017-01-29 21:58:42 UTCndm This changeset looks strange and the pokemon comment suspicious - can someone local check?
22017-01-30 17:04:25 UTCpitscheplatsch In particular this way:

For more details see:
32017-02-12 00:44:14 UTCSomeoneElse I've restored things back to something approaching normality (specifically the sports pitches and footways were OK, and I've reverted the school to the edubase geometry and added buildings).
It was actually not this changeset, but another one by a different mapper, that "lost" the school ...
12017-01-24 21:52:43 UTCndm The way you've tagged with "water" is part of a multipolygon relation which has an inside and an outside, see The relation is marked as "dock" which is probably closer to a floating harbour than "just water".

I expect t...
12017-01-15 16:23:23 UTCndm Not a description - it is a prominent name in addition to logos/branding. I have added a note that the name needs to be (re)surveyed. Could you please add such notes in the future; unless you've directly surveyed it.
22017-01-15 23:59:59 UTCMike Baggaley In hindsight, it would have been better if I had moved Post Office to the brand tag instead of just removing it. I will go back and set the brand tag.
I believe the correct name should be <something> Post Office, not just Post Office on its own
32017-01-16 00:22:06 UTCndm I was finishing up an edit on this road -- and found a couple of relevant photos. Have updated the name.
12017-01-15 16:07:49 UTCndm Slightly concerned as you need to be very careful not to add information from copyrighted maps in OpenStreetmap.
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?
12016-12-07 21:05:42 UTCndm I thought it was mapped fairly well. I note it doesn't align with Bing -- and there's no way for motorbikes to turn into Emma-Chris way now -- which I'm pretty sure that they are allowed to. Did you survey this?
12016-12-07 20:56:06 UTCndm Not sure what "foot access" has to do with this change. It just seems to lose information about switching lanes. Bing imagery is out of date -- and I thought it was mapped fairly well. Did you survey this?
22016-12-07 23:08:37 UTCMike Baggaley Apologies if I have misinterpreted this junction. I was adding sidewalk=none to clarify why the road had no foot access. In looking at the junction, I did not think there was any kerb between the two directions of traffic, so considered that the correct mapping was to only have a single highway show...
12016-11-17 23:08:29 UTCndm Great to see someone else adding stuff -- I tweaked your edit a tiny bit -- no point in calling a tree "Tree".
12016-11-17 22:52:29 UTCndm It's usually better to remodel buildings by splitting them, rather than deleting and creating two new ones -- a number of tags on the Greggs (not Gregs) have been lost.
22016-11-17 23:03:12 UTCndm No worries, added back the tags.
12016-11-17 22:48:44 UTCndm Are you sure about the changes to the junction near "The Cross Hands" -- especially which roads can turn to/from "Lawn Road". A quick check on Bing looks closer to the previous layout -- especially the now deleted traffic islands.
12016-11-16 23:47:45 UTCndm H M Prison (Bristol) is already mapped
12016-10-12 22:51:54 UTCndm Please don't duplicate existing data - in an incorrect location
12016-10-09 23:20:20 UTCndm Is planning data licenced appropriately so it can be used for OSM?
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.

12016-08-30 19:48:12 UTCndm Wow you've viisited a lot of pubs. Not convinced about this change tho' it's definitely "The Pot At Wot" on the pub sign.
22016-09-01 02:38:32 UTCBerkovskyy Yeah, I love Bristol pubs.
As far as I remember the only place where "POT at WOT" name can be found is the pub sign. Most other walls, signs and labels have "Post Office Tavern" written on them. This is why I have changed the name to "Post Office Tavern" which I think ...
12016-08-26 21:35:41 UTCndm Are you sure this is correct? I thought that the whole point was that cyclists don't need to enter the roundabout -- check it out on Bing. A "Fixing roundabouts" changeset comment would've been really useful too. Cheers.
22016-08-26 23:27:58 UTCMike Baggaley I did use Bing to fix the roundabout, to separate the cycleway and road points where they meet the roundabout. The previous entry already touched the roundabout at the same point as the road. From Bing I would say you could draw that part of the roundabout several ways. The original violates the jun...
32016-08-27 10:24:52 UTCndm Well, it's being redeveloped so will need resurveying soon. P.S. I use JOSM, so it remembers a last set of changeset comments -- but a simple text file and copy/paste would do the same for other editors -- a pain the first time, but not for subsequent edits.
12016-08-27 10:10:08 UTCndm Had to tweak it a tad -- both lanes were bus only.
12016-08-26 21:38:54 UTCndm Are you sure this is correct? Buses on separated bus lane can no longer enter the roundabout. A changeset comment would be good too. Thanks.
22016-08-26 23:12:29 UTCMike Baggaley Hopefully now improved - I was confused as the bus routes were showing as down the right hand lane, not the left. I have also moved them to the left lane. Regards,
12016-08-23 19:42:00 UTCndm Are you sure that the preschool really takes up all that area?
22016-08-24 08:37:55 UTCsmb1001 you're right -- I have gotten over-excited there. I've reverted it, thanks.
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 :-(
12016-08-18 00:16:11 UTCndm /the data source you're using isn't great I can see houses joined together that should be separate and separate buildings that should be joined together. You'll get better results tracing from Bing.
12016-08-16 19:42:10 UTCndm Hi Matt, rejigged your edit -- addresses won't get rendered visibly -- hope it's reasonable, if not let me know, or give it a tweak.
12016-08-15 22:55:42 UTCndm Layer -1?

Is it really disused -- are the rails visible?
22016-08-16 07:53:52 UTCserendipity I was there recently (Aug 2016). There are no rails visible. Both ends are bricked up.
12016-08-03 23:09:58 UTCndm I'm sure you're keen for feedback:

The school (building) was already mapped and named -- this wasn't "fixed".leading to duplication?

There was no need for the school area to be a multipolygon

The school multipolygon was inaccurate and overlapped theresidential multipolygon and wou...
12016-07-23 19:01:29 UTCndm Why did you mark the area as industrial -- it's being redeveloped which is why it was marked as construction, as a hint not to use aerial imagery to draw buildings.
22016-07-23 22:12:29 UTCHenreko oh right, didn't notice that
12016-06-28 18:42:39 UTCndm Have redrawn junction after making a lot of notes onsite -- some items were duplicated and some (especially "U-turn lanes" were missing).
12016-06-20 23:05:28 UTCndm This looks like a duplicate, albeit with different postcode and minor differences. won't show until a new data download becomes available --
12016-05-29 22:42:52 UTCndm I've added back the footpath you deleted -- no worries.
12016-05-27 22:17:58 UTCndm You seem to have accidentally moved a node on Church Road?
22016-05-28 06:50:12 UTCJohn Blake Not to my knowledge. I added a mail box on the opposite side of High street, that's all.
32016-05-28 13:41:57 UTCndm FYI the moved node is: -- I'll move it back based on Bing if that's ok.
12016-05-27 22:20:24 UTCndm I think you meant addr:housename not addr:housenumber and Depot not Depo?
12016-05-24 22:40:36 UTCndm If it's Edward the 8th -- you could mark it with royal_cypher=EVIII. Easier to parse programmatically, than a description. See
12016-05-10 20:07:04 UTCndm Has the "private road" sign been taken down? If not, then it should be marked as private.
12016-04-25 21:23:26 UTCndm Not clear how deleting the names from the driveway improves OpenStreetmap -- maybe replacing the & with a ; might have been better. Or adding a note for local mappers.

Would be so much easier to tell what the changeset is meant to do if there was a comment.
22016-04-25 22:35:11 UTCMike Baggaley Apologies. These names are not the names of highways, they are the names of buildings.hence the deletion from the highway. There are others nearby that I moved the name to addr:housename, but must have omitted this one.
12016-04-25 21:22:04 UTCndm Would be so much easier to tell what the changeset is meant to do if there was a comment.
12016-04-15 21:38:08 UTCndm You have connected roads together that don't join in reality -- ignoring the square between them.
12016-04-06 18:44:59 UTCndm This doesn't exist -- I will delete it.
12016-04-06 18:44:11 UTCndm This looks wrong -- surely boundary should be "midway" between Steep Holm and Flat Holm (as it's Welsh).
22016-04-06 18:55:02 UTCThe Maarssen Mapper The admin boundaries and the e/w boundary are derived from official sources with lat/lon coordinates. It is certainly an anomaly, but I am pretty sure it is correct.
12016-04-05 22:45:46 UTCndm Hope you don't mind -- I deleted the Barclays -- I think you might have confused it with the one on Queens Avenue?
12016-03-28 22:58:35 UTCndm Please dont load inaccurate polygons -- there are a number of duplicates here that are worse than the original data, e.g. don't have housenames, etc. Also, it would be great if you could use to get an english changeset comment.
22016-03-28 22:59:03 UTCndm Por favor, no carga polígonos inexactas - hay una serie de duplicados aquí que son peores que los datos originales, por ejemplo, no tienen housenames, etc. Además, sería estupendo si pudiera utilizar obtener una reacción de cambios Ing...
12016-03-27 11:18:49 UTCndm Apologies for that -- I was trying to connect up the traffic lights tidily.
12016-03-15 19:00:02 UTCndm doesn't seem to be a valid URL?

What rights do we have to use this source on OSM?
22016-03-15 19:05:43 UTCYorvik Prestigitator no idea about this edits or rights, but the correct url is probably
32016-03-16 17:03:23 UTCtcdiosm My apologies for not giving the full URL , I shall do so in future. I was hoping that contributors to OSM would be inquisitive enough to research this resource for themselves and read further; it is a minefield but useful.
I have used the online map of local authorities as a resource to check the ...
42016-03-16 17:22:20 UTCSomeoneElse (as a brief aside on "footpath" and "bridleway" tagging):
I'd use "highway=footway" for something that looks like a footpath; "highway=bridleway" for something that looks like a bridleway (typically "has gates instead of stiles and horse poo on the groun...
52016-03-16 17:38:45 UTCtcdiosm definitive information from the authority gives us the legal status. A horse rider would be in the wrong to use a footpath. Yes many tracks look wide enough for a 4x4 but that does not give them the right to use it. We must be careful to provide accurate information, landowners also have rights and...
62016-03-16 17:44:49 UTCSomeoneElse @tcdiosm if you're replying to me, I'm confused :)
72016-03-16 17:57:13 UTCtcdiosm sorry new to the Forum.
Hope this will make it clearer.

Public footpaths are public rights of way on foot.

Public bridleways are public rights of way on foot, or leading or riding a beast of burden (e.g. a horse). Cyclists may also use bridleways, but must give way to rid...
82016-03-16 18:14:24 UTCSomeoneElse @tcdiosm The point that I was trying to make was that for example "highway=footway" does not indicate the legal status of access. It just means "used mainly or exclusively by pedestrians". There are permissive footways, and private ones.
In order to indicate that something is ...
92016-03-16 19:13:58 UTCndm Dear tcdiosm, thanks for the details on sources, etc. -- I'm always interested when someone remarks that they're copying another map (doesn't help that I can never remember which Ordnance Survey products have which licence, etc).

Have fun mapping,
12016-03-12 00:18:21 UTCndm I only added Windsor Place a couple of days ago -- did I miss a 20 mph sign? Did you survey it? I've been assuming that there should only be a maxspeed if there's an sign, as it's not an explcit 20 mph zone.
22016-03-12 11:40:14 UTCsouthglos Hi. It's an assumption, based on the fact that it's a residential road hanging off a 20mph road, within the Inner South Bristol 20mph zone.

More info at but as a summary: The 20mph pilot area at Inner South Bristol came into operation in 2010. Every road within the p...
32016-03-12 22:12:36 UTCndm I'd have less objection if it was signed as a 20 mph zone -- then you could make "safe" assumptions about the roads inside. However, it's probably ok.
12016-03-05 19:39:33 UTCSomeoneElse has "boat=yes;no" on it. Presumably that's as a result of a previous merge (probably before you edited it) but do you know what is correct here?
22016-03-06 22:01:26 UTCndm I'm guessing it should be no, but that's looking at the adjacent river segments -- it's been ~3 years, probably due a survey?
32016-03-06 22:06:08 UTCSomeoneElse Yes - makes sense to me. I've added .
12016-02-27 23:32:31 UTCndm Changeset comment should be postboxes.
12016-02-11 19:58:15 UTCndm Seems to be a duplicate -- the building is already present with the company name.
12016-01-28 00:36:35 UTCndm Might also add ?

Think this is a recent addition.
12016-01-21 01:08:44 UTCndm Good to see a new contributor.

Howabout "addr:place=Brislington", "addr:city=Bristol"?

Not sure why there's a way and a node? Normally the same feature is supposed to only be mapped once.
22016-01-22 09:21:02 UTCImaxLighting Ltd Thank you, indeed one of my "101" mishaps.
Thank you for the suggestion I shall fix it shortly

Best Regards
12016-01-04 22:24:53 UTCndm Is there a good description for this changeset?
12016-01-04 22:24:41 UTCndm Is there a good description for this changeset?
12016-01-04 22:24:30 UTCndm Is there a good description for this changeset?
12015-12-10 10:34:10 UTCSK53 Aztec West is not a village in any usual sense of the word. I think it would be better just to name the area of the Aztec West business park.
22015-12-10 20:37:27 UTCndm >1000 people, church, doctor, newsagent, 2 different coffee chains, Hotel, pub, ponds...

Not entirely clear where Hempton Court, The Quadrant and the rest of the part split.

Signage is "Aztec West" not "Aztec West business park".

It's the same as "Cribbs Causeway...
32015-12-10 21:33:56 UTCSK53 Yes I know its called Aztec West, I have worked there over the years, but unless it's changed a lot it is not a residential area. Lots of industrial/business areas have churches: I can think of over 10 in Nottingham, but it doesnt make them villages.
12015-11-22 21:49:51 UTCSomeoneElse Hi - some buildings here have been added as "building=y#" - I'm guessing that that should be building=yes? is one example - the two to the south are too.
22015-11-24 00:29:15 UTCndm Well spotted -- definitely not intended -- will modify asap.
12015-11-20 21:12:30 UTCRobJN Hi ndm,
Thanks for resolving these one-ways. Please don't forget to mark any that you complete as "fixed" using the Traffic Flow Direction plugin so that others don't have to go over the same place. I've marked these fixed now :-)

22015-11-21 20:14:00 UTCndm For these I just used the website and JOSM (no plugin) -- couldn't see any way to mark it as done (even now I have the plugin installed).
12015-11-01 22:39:15 UTCndm You've deleted the T -- this is a UK ton, not a metric ton.
22015-11-01 22:45:07 UTCndm Ok looks like metrication may apply, lists it as tonnes.
12015-11-01 22:36:26 UTCndm You've deleted the T -- this is a UK ton, not a metric ton.
22015-11-01 22:44:03 UTCndm Ok looks like metrication may apply, lists it as tonnes.
32015-11-02 00:12:33 UTCSomeoneElse ... and (re the MGW) note that most UK weight limits are actually MGW limits. It's rare to see _actual_ wieght limits (though they do exist, over weak bridges etc.).
12015-11-01 22:38:47 UTCndm You've deleted the T -- this is a UK ton, not a metric ton.
12015-11-01 22:30:19 UTCndm So you removed my maxweight "not heavy" -- how do you consider one should map a road that's marked as "Unsuitable for heavy vehicles" -- a common UK sign? Obviously hgv:no doesn't work -- psv *might* be heavy.
22015-11-02 08:34:14 UTCkarussell Sorry, I've reverted and put the hgv:no on the list. That is indeed an ugly sign :)

Please see my steps which leads to the removal action here:
12015-10-25 23:39:00 UTCndm There seems to be a tree in a building here -- looks odd?
22015-10-26 10:29:11 UTCAl-66 You are right! I don't know how I did that. I must have dragged it from somewhere else. How do I undo it?
32015-10-26 21:32:07 UTCndm No worries -- I deleted a whole A road once.

Ok, reverted it using JOSM / Data -> Revert changeset
12015-10-25 23:35:12 UTCndm This looks incorrect -- checking photos from last week there's only one lane in each direction -- are you counting cycle lanes?
22015-10-26 10:35:02 UTCAl-66 I didn't put in the roads, but I did change the direction, The north-going road was on the east side, and I knew that was wrong. If you have accurate information would you please put it right.
12015-10-19 19:10:03 UTCndm Looks like a strange edit at south end of Filton Avenue.
22015-10-19 20:01:28 UTCsce8 It was one I was doing as I was walking along with the intention of finishing it off when I got home, which I have just done.
32015-10-19 23:09:30 UTCndm Haven't tried editting and walking -- hard enough to get reasonable photos -- looks good now,
12015-10-18 23:04:15 UTCndm Tarvery Carvery?
22015-10-19 05:58:02 UTCsce8 Yep, spelling mistake and Josm was hanging, for some reason, at the time so I didn't notice.
12015-10-15 21:54:56 UTCndm Is it really called "Hardstanding"? Should it be something-like landuse: brownfield?

Is it really called "Railway Land"? Should it be landuse: railway / operator: RailTrack
12015-10-01 23:06:11 UTCndm 45 mph seems an odd number for maxspeed -- most roadsigns seem to be either 40/50 mph?
22015-10-02 08:11:39 UTCRFaith True - it isn't a posted limit, but a personal assessment of how safe it would be at different speeds on this road. 50 is too fast in many places, 40 too slow in others. Motorbikes could go faster but for the surface, which limits bikes. It is an attempt to average the speed you'd manage on this roa...
32015-10-02 11:30:41 UTCSomeoneElse Hello RFaith, welcome to OpenStreetMap!
For info, the "maxspeed" tag is used for the actual posted limit. Where there's an advisory (such as green signs for school areas) you can use "maxspeed:advisory" for those. See
42015-10-02 15:47:28 UTCRFaith Hi Andy -

I had another look at it this morning and realised that one of the roads listed as Tertiary in in fact a single-track access road to farms that also just happens to lead almost directly to the A4, which might explain why satnavs are so enthusiastic about it as a viable alternative (driv...
52015-11-20 11:42:33 UTCSomeoneElse Thanks for fixing (and sorry it took so long to reply!).
12015-09-21 21:27:10 UTCndm Please revert this changeset -- the Ice Rink and Cinema were closed years ago. The O2 nightclub is still present -- I walked past it tonight. Also see
12015-09-19 22:49:28 UTCndm Are you sure? I remember seeing the 41 sign along Farr's Lane which is why I added it. Will check when next in town.
22015-09-21 17:35:04 UTCBen Makin I went recently however they have temporarily moved the cycle route, my mistake, i shall fix the changes. The main change i made was adding the extension along the 33 (chocolate path) as when i cycled there i was expecting to see 33 signs but they were 41.
12015-09-19 22:45:48 UTCndm This looks like another "fantasy edit" -- please change this back -- the name on the outside of the building is "Bath Road Studios" -- see

I know more than one company have offices inside. If you wish to indicate that ITV have an office inside ...
12015-09-05 18:03:57 UTCndm Not convinced a car park is a place of worship -- well maybe to top gear fans :-)
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.
12015-07-23 22:50:00 UTCndm Not very clear why the park and fence are now railway abandoned?
12015-07-16 19:49:37 UTCndm Did you survey this?

I think the road you've changed is one of two that are part of the entrance to an underground carpark?

Better to add a note or a FIXME?
22015-07-16 19:51:19 UTCndm Note there's a FIXME on the apex that indicating that the road should "continue"
32015-07-16 22:01:04 UTCabel801 Thank you for your observation, I am sure what you suggest is true for that reason I reverted to the previous status.
12015-07-16 19:46:29 UTCndm Did you survey this?

I think it's a bad idea to treat private roads as impossible -- often there's a direction indicator on the public highway -- but without clear satellite imagery it can't be completely mapped. Better to add a note or a FIXME.
22015-07-17 08:41:38 UTCSomeoneElse All an "impossible" oneway entrance road normally means is that someone hasn't mapped the corresponding exit yet. It makes sense for a QA site to highlight this as something needing surveying, but you shouldn't just remove the data that caused the QA entry - it removes valid information f...
32015-10-21 21:42:01 UTCRichRico Thanks for the note. You're right, could be much better is add notes, and keep the oneway tag,in this case I reverted my changeset: ( and I added a note
12015-07-07 22:35:45 UTCndm This sounds like you are using data from other sources: Ordnance Survey / Google Earth -- OSM doesn't allow copying.
12015-07-04 21:57:44 UTCndm You haven't added tags to 358540486 - so it's still incomplete
12015-06-23 22:15:34 UTCndm Cheers for adding the building tag back -- and have fun with more mapping
12015-06-22 22:25:47 UTCndm Why did you delete "building=yes" -- Cabot Tower is no longer being rendered.

Changing it to building=tower I could understand :-)
22015-06-23 08:17:09 UTCinkena Hi there! Thanks for your comment! Sorry about that - I changed it to "building=yes" again. I guess I need some more practice... ;-)
12015-06-10 00:43:09 UTCndm You added a way without any tags -- would be a shame to lose any info.
22015-06-10 08:27:06 UTCportishead_runner Sorry, just doing in a hurry. Public rights of way incorporating the Gordano Round route
12015-06-10 00:41:08 UTCndm Noticed you added a long way here with no tags?
12015-06-08 19:35:03 UTCndm OSM we should map the world as it is -- this is signed as the Hilton Bristol -- checked as I was driving past tonight. Or change the sign :-)
12015-06-05 23:41:11 UTCndm Comment could be more descriptive -- looks more like a speed limit change and adding "foot=yes".

I'm not sure about the "foot=yes" access tag. There's always "sidewalk = left/right/both" might be less "legal" -- unless it really is a designated footpath?
12015-06-03 19:51:57 UTCndm I think it would better to remove the name -- it's confusing as the road's the Portway and even then it's not the whole length of the cycle track as you've marked it.

I'll have a quick check on the w/end but I'm pretty sure that there's no signage indicating the cyclepath as Portway either?
12015-05-20 23:28:21 UTCndm The comment doesn't really make it clear what's been fixed -- not many tigers or deltas in Eastville.
22015-05-21 22:05:08 UTCabel801 I already changed the comment.
Thank you for your observation.
32015-05-22 19:09:47 UTCabel801 This was a mistaken comment. The change is actually a fix to the footways that were not connected.
12015-05-17 22:49:31 UTCndm The previous name was as surveyed -- Wikipedia is not the standard -- please revert this.

Note a quick search would have found
22015-05-18 08:12:10 UTCknarfrank Burton's Almshouses was destroyed, I'm pretty sure they were erected at the same time, hence the plaque.
32015-05-18 08:15:07 UTCknarfrank

Apparently it was build ages before, i was told that they were built at the same time... hey ho.
12015-05-11 23:00:21 UTCndm Do these all have 20mph signs? I know a lot of cul-de-sacs don't.
22015-05-11 23:41:55 UTCndm Was the postbox in the wrong place? seemed to have it as a good match?
32015-05-12 02:04:55 UTChormpanther9 All roads in North Bristol have limits on them. They are all 20mph, unless otherwise stated
42015-05-12 20:52:18 UTCndm No, they're only 20mph if signposted (30 mph roads don't have 30mph signs -- except on a boundary with a 20 mph one). The official ruling would be BCC traffic orders but they probably don't have a good copyright to m...
12015-05-11 23:12:15 UTCndm I think the grit bin's accidentally been "snapped" to the junction?
22015-05-11 23:46:32 UTCndm My bad -- disregard the above
32015-05-12 10:23:28 UTCSomeoneElse Actually, I'm guessing that it doesn't have a name (and if it does it isn't "Grit Bin"). A tag of "amenity=grit_bin" will allow any map that wants to render it to do so - there's no need to give it a name too if it doesn't have one.

Oh - and welcome to OpenStreetMap!
12015-05-11 23:32:56 UTCndm I had a feeling that the oneway didn't apply right at the Gloucester Road end? So the flats could get to their parking?
12015-05-11 23:05:46 UTCndm Not convinced this needs a name?
22015-05-12 02:01:47 UTChormpanther9 Identifying benches is handy I think because some people like using benches, also it's handy if they are infirm
32015-05-12 10:25:20 UTCSomeoneElse (as with the grit bins) "amenity=bench" says "this is a bench". There's no need to create a "name" for it too.
12015-05-11 23:03:17 UTCndm Not convinced that this needs a name?

There's a German post about a tree called Tree
22015-05-12 02:03:28 UTChormpanther9 I don't understand. I tagged a grit bin here, because in winter people often look for grit bins
12015-05-03 23:21:46 UTCndm Didn't have any signage visible from the road, but I guess its Gordano RFC not Gardano RFC?
12015-03-31 19:57:39 UTCndm Does OSM have permission to use the official OS map?
22015-04-10 09:43:36 UTCUniofBath I think our usage is OK based on
12015-02-17 23:23:18 UTCndm Is this the right name?
12015-02-04 21:01:28 UTCndm Not sure this needs the footways -- the inside of the Bearpit is already marked as pedestrian?
22015-02-04 21:03:38 UTCndm The scultpure's called Ursa -- I didn't mark it correctly when I added it -- will update.
32015-02-04 21:20:02 UTCbrtknr The reason why i added the footpath is because if you try and look for directions on OsmAnd app, it doesnt route you properly, adding footpath seems to solve the issue.
42015-02-04 23:40:11 UTCndm You should probably raise a bug with OsmAnd.
52015-02-05 08:51:14 UTCbrtknr It is not a bug, it is an incredibly difficult problem to navigate through a polygon. For consistency's sake, isn't it better if we have paths available to guide pedestrians rather than switching between polygons and lines to indicate paths?
12015-01-27 00:21:51 UTCndm What's a sculpure? If I remember it rightly it's a vertical windmill/generator
22015-01-27 20:02:58 UTCzmarties Sorry, typo for sculpture. Since the primary reason for this structure seems to be to look attractive, I think it's best mapped as that. (Windmill is certainly the wrong tag - that's for historic mills. Given the poor design, and the sheltered location, I don't think this is realistically for pow...
12015-01-24 12:01:56 UTCndm Were these surveyed? Do they need a source:name OS_Locator? Maybe a source Bing as well?
12015-01-23 19:15:53 UTCndm Good to see some North Bristol updates

I'd already added a swing gate on Highwood Lane where you added a gate so I merged them.

I was also a bit confused about having swing gates on the administrative boundary near the airfield -- does that make sense?
22015-01-24 09:42:52 UTCToffer12 Ah, fooey! That gate was supposed to have been placed on the road not the boundary! I'm surprised that Josm didn't come up with a validation warning. I'll have to add that to the software.
12015-01-07 22:53:30 UTCndm Not entirely convinced this is a great improvement -- a lot has disappeared (missing "building=yes"). The "front-line" doesn't look very straight?
22015-01-08 00:14:21 UTCndm Ok, looks like Bing imagery has shifted since I sketched it -- I'll add the building tags and hopefully a few improvements :-)
32015-01-08 09:28:28 UTCAlexxrr Hi
I hope it's all right now.
I just wanted to name the new pub Kongs, and ensure that it and the King William were correctly shown as extending through to Little King Street.
I keep forgetting about ensuring I've set building=yes . I'll try remember that for future edits.
12015-01-04 23:41:45 UTCndm Any reason postal_code got deleted from Hotwell Road segments?
22015-01-05 12:37:50 UTCal_t The postal_code value was just BS8, the outward code, so it seemed superfluous. To find if a segment is in a postal code area then I would use an is_in operation within a postal code boundary.

There is a boundary=postal_code tag ( ) a...
32015-01-05 23:03:42 UTCndm Roads in Bristol have postcodes they're on all the roadsigns -- should be easy to see when surveying -- don't worry I'll add back the lost information.
12014-12-06 17:08:01 UTCndm Has the construction finished? I'm surprised they've kept the "Bristol General Hospital" name -- I thought it was going to be appartments
22014-12-07 16:06:34 UTCehm1806
Hi, Thanks for your comment

Actually I made a mistake and the development is called The General rather than Bristol General Hospital.

I have now corrected it. They are apartments and they are still under construction

32014-12-07 22:37:05 UTCndm Great, that was quick -- I tend to add the construction area to remind myself that Bing might be out of date.
12014-12-06 11:00:19 UTCndm Why did you move the camera -- it's not on the road it's on the eastern side checking downhill bus lane occupancy?
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