Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12018-03-24 00:53:03 UTCkeithonearth This edit adds a small park, named "Beach Access". I'd like to know if this is actually a separate park from Tapovan Sri Chinmoy, and if it is, what the official name is. I've made a note about this, could you please answer it here:

Thank you!
12018-03-13 19:55:15 UTCkeithonearth What's the reason for adding the name of the road to a bridge?

I always felt that if a bridge had a name tag, then it should be specific to the bridge. This bridge probably has a name, but it'd be something generic like "bridge 18".

Am I missing something?
22018-03-13 20:21:24 UTCViajero Perdido Hi KOE. I'll interject here.
JOSM complains when you remove the name from a bridge (imports have created these aplenty) when the road/bridge is tertiary or above.

I've been removing names (sometimes) because I agree with your logic. But the warnings bug me.
32018-03-13 21:06:21 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for the input Viajero. I am annoyed by Josm warnings too, and it feels better to only upload changes that Josm does not provide warnings for, but I think that warnings should not be viewed as definitive. I think in some cases it's better to upload despite the warnings.
42018-03-14 07:31:12 UTCinah_telenav Thank you for reverting the edits and sorry about the road.
But with the bridge name usually if the bridge gets the name the street so the road has continuity. And the name of the bridge can go on bridge:name.(
12018-03-13 18:28:47 UTCkeithonearth This edit deletes a 2.6km section of road and a bridge, causing routing engines to provide a 451km detour. It seems that the deletion of this section of road was done in error. The road was certainly open to the public and in good shape 9 months ago, when I was there.

I do feel it necessary to p...
12018-02-14 21:12:26 UTCkeithonearth I can't say from first hand knowledge that this is actually a weir, but that is how I understood the tagging, and how it looks in the imagery. The way was actually tagged as a hospital, which is clearly wrong. One of the nodes was tagged as a weir, and seems the original editor intended that for the...
12018-02-04 03:42:23 UTCkeithonearth Hi Warin61, are you familiar with the area that had been tagged area=yes? Because it seems to me that it is more accurate to tag it as an area.

While the entire area isn't accessible due to the vegetable hawkers' stalls, it's not just the periphery that is publicly accessible.

As such I'm ad...
22018-02-04 05:08:59 UTCWarin61 Hi,
That is a fair time ago. Thanks for the comment!

2 issues.

First. The added tag of amenity=marketplace .. the OSM guide is one feature one OSM element .. as either this way is a foot path or a market place.. as it was originally tagged a footpath I'd use a separate OSM entry for the mar...
32018-02-05 04:08:57 UTCkeithonearth Hi Warin, thanks for your quick reply. I hope my initial message didn't come across as rude. After sending it I was thinking I could have been more polite. Sorry about that.

You make some good points. And I agree, that the way I've done it is not ideal, but I do think it is an improvement.

12018-02-02 05:52:42 UTCkeithonearth Oops, I forgot to update the source tag on this changeset, it should be "Bing", supplemented by "Strava Heatmap"
12018-01-25 00:25:45 UTCSomeoneElse Belated thanks here for trying to add a bit of neutrality to the dispute here!
22018-01-29 06:14:13 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for the positive feedback! :-)
12018-01-21 01:00:21 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for your edits! I've added tags to the Mosque, as you've requested. Here's the changeset

I haven't used OsmAnd for editing so I can't provide advice on how to use it for adding POIs, but I see you've used iD a few times, and it's really quit...
12018-01-19 09:50:20 UTCkeithonearth I passed by on 29th, and saw the construction area went as far as the corner of Dunbar and 30th, but do not know how far east it goes on 30th. I probably covers the entire area of the parking lot, but I didn't actually see that.
12018-01-15 21:01:02 UTCkeithonearth Hi Adam, I see this edit took place quite some time ago, but you seem to still be active on OSM.

Looking over the alleys in Prince Rupert I see many that do not exist in the imagery. They seem to have been added by you in import(s) around this time. I suspect that the data the imports were using ...
22018-01-16 02:44:28 UTCAdam Dunn That import came from the Government of Canada and was quite accurate in my home town, as well as checks throughout the province. I think it may have pre-dated the availability of Bing Maps imagery, using Yahoo aerial imagery at the time, and probably low resolution in Prince Rupert area.
I've look...
32018-01-16 08:06:09 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for looking it over Adam! I'm sure that data was the best thing going at the time. I've seen a lot of improvement in the available imagery in the 4 years I've been contributing here too. It makes things much easier. I'm glad my edit looked reasonable to you.
12018-01-13 20:48:33 UTCkeithonearth I suspect that the node representing Prince Rupert was deleted, but I don't want to go through the edit history to find it.
12018-01-09 10:32:29 UTCkeithonearth Well, it does in fact go down Gaglardi Way, but what I meant was that it does not go on Gaglardi South of the intersection with University Dr.
12018-01-08 09:22:57 UTCkeithonearth Looking at the imagery I'm pretty that it shows the new depot here, but can't be entirely sure. I also added the address based on an anonymous note. Kinda questionable, but it is an entirely plausible address.
12018-01-03 21:06:59 UTCkeithonearth I've left a couple of small sections as cycleways, as they have been widened with the recent road work, and have shared pedestrian/cyclist markings. The sections marked as sidewalks are so narrow that a cyclist cannot pass another cyclist or a pedestrian w/o one of them coming to a stop.
12018-01-03 08:06:30 UTCkeithonearth This edit changes the cycleway=shared tag on Crompton Street to cycleway=lane, I'm changing it back to cycleway=shared because there is no bicycle lane on this road, nor has there ever been. It's just an ordinary road that happens to be designated a bicycle route.
12018-01-02 08:17:49 UTCkeithonearth The construction that took place in the last few months of 2017 seems to have been completed, but I still see signs telling drivers to expect delays, so maybe the work will continue, and the workers are just off for Xmas and New Years. I don't expect that there'll be more lanes added, but time will ...
12017-12-22 05:50:21 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for fixing this Jarek! I didn't make the connection between bus #3 and the gratuitous digit.
12017-12-15 21:40:13 UTCkeithonearth I see this edit adds the name "Gue" to this village:

I'm wondering where you got the name from? It sounds very Chinese, and not at all Ladakhi, though the Chinese name "巨哇" is pronounced "jùwā".
22017-12-16 14:04:47 UTCPapayaved Chinese name is fictional only for Chinese maps. In this village live Tibetans
32017-12-18 05:44:30 UTCkeithonearth I understand that. I'm asking where did you learn the name "Gue"?
42017-12-18 06:12:42 UTCPapayaved
52017-12-18 06:13:39 UTCPapayaved
62017-12-18 06:14:49 UTCPapayaved
72017-12-18 06:17:19 UTCPapayaved
82017-12-18 06:19:39 UTCPapayaved It's popular tourist place and i was in this village too, but I did not photo gate of village
92017-12-18 22:18:50 UTCkeithonearth Thanks Bhai :-)

I wasn't trying to challenge you, just wondering where the info had come from. I do find it useful when people put that in the edit summery, and/or the source tag of the changeset. Just saying that you'd been there would have been more than sufficient. All the same, that article ...
102017-12-19 04:22:15 UTCPapayaved It's Bajaj Avenger on the pass Pensi La by the way to Zanskar. Himalayas are a very beautiful place
112017-12-19 08:48:00 UTCkeithonearth I had no idea Bajaj made such a cool looking bike.

The Himalaya are very beautiful. I've been to Zanskar, and over the Pensi La too, but not for over 10 years. I was in Central Ladakh last summer, and I really love that part of the world. And would like to get back again. I've been mapping in Ka...
12017-06-06 09:22:29 UTCwoodpeck_repair This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 49299541 where the changeset comment is: Revert buggy vandalism
22017-09-20 11:41:41 UTCwoodpeck_repair This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 52208464 where the changeset comment is: Revert all Itzscallywagyt changesets that had not be reverted already. See
32017-12-08 07:38:03 UTCJohn Grubb I see that a path running through the area bounded by this changeset's outline is tagged with a name of "Your Mom." I suspect that this is not factually accurate! I'm unfamiliar with the area so do not know if the path actually has a name or not, else I'd dive in and rename or delete the n...
42017-12-08 08:29:02 UTCwoodpeck It might actually be - MTB cyclists seem to have a strange sense of humour see
52017-12-08 16:12:36 UTCJohn Grubb You're kidding?! Figured it might be left-overs from the original vandalism!

Every day's a school day...
62017-12-13 08:25:38 UTCkeithonearth I can't speak for the validity of the name, as I've not ridden in the trails around Squamish, but knowing MTB'ers I find the name entirely plausible. Trails like these are made by a bunch of dudes with shovels and bikes.

"Dude, we should *totally* call this one 'Your Mom', cuz, then we'd be...
72017-12-29 14:42:57 UTCJohn Grubb The mind boggles...
12017-12-08 08:33:17 UTCindigomc Hi
You changed an enormous area of mountain woodland near Dharamsala from woodland to lake in this changeset. I assume it was a mistake, and changed it back. Please take care in future. Thanks.
22017-12-13 08:20:10 UTCkeithonearth Good catch indigomc! I'm pretty sure we'd have heard about it in the news if that'd land had all become flooded, so it looks like a safe assumption to me. :-)
12017-12-10 19:34:21 UTCkeithonearth Hi Manny, I've added a a note, questioning existence of the gas station added by this changeset. Here's the note:
12017-11-10 05:41:28 UTCkeithonearth What is the source of these addresses?
12017-11-06 20:29:51 UTCkeithonearth Hi mappered1, I've asked before, but I'm going to ask again: Were are you getting this address data from? It's important to let other mappers know, and to keep a record of, where info is coming from.

I noticed that you added addresses to the buildings on the East side of Cambie, between King Ed a...
12017-11-06 08:17:29 UTCkeithonearth I know it was 4 years ago that you made this edit, but if you get this message I want to ask: what was the source for these ways?
12017-11-05 22:06:33 UTCkeithonearth I wanted to be honest about the quality of the data I based this edit on, but please do not remove the trails, I'm confident they are more or less accurate, and I want to do a bike tour in this area next summer. It'd be good if my route was in Osmand, and I can adjust the trace, and add more detaile...
12017-10-28 22:28:58 UTCkeithonearth Hi Matt. It's always great to see new users here on OSM, and I hope you stay and contribute.

That said you edits so far give me some concern. From your edit summaries I understand that you do not want Westwind to appear on the map. I understand that it is privately owned land, but to my understan...
12017-10-28 18:57:07 UTCkeithonearth This edit of mine hid the already mapped fairways in the default rendering. That's unfortunate, but looking over the wiki I think that I changed the tags to the more appropriate ones, so I'm leaving it as is.
12017-09-29 23:01:11 UTCkeithonearth This edit changes the address of a building I visited from 12 E 10th, to 2617 Ontario Street. (The building at the SW corner of 10th and Victoria, I added the this changeset: As I noted in the changeset tag...
22017-10-27 19:33:28 UTCkeithonearth I've changed the address back to 12 W10th, after visiting the site again, and double checking that I didn't make a mistake last time.

I do feel that it was inappropriate to change the address I'd added with "survey" as my source, without adding a source of your own.
12017-10-21 19:12:11 UTCkeithonearth Ooops, I forgot, I also improved the stream trace in the upper Markha valley too.
12017-10-21 18:18:13 UTCkeithonearth Perhaps I should have broken this into two changesets, but in addition to my summary, I also retagged the path in the area of the military base, from track+visibility=no to a path. As it's primary use seems to be hiking, and it seems unlikely that this would be used for motor vehicles.
12017-10-04 19:33:11 UTCkeithonearth I've added these buildings from the City of Vancouver data, that is compatible with the OSM licence as per the Wiki and the mailing list.
12017-09-30 00:46:31 UTCkeithonearth This edit brakes a bike route relation (at Main and Keefer). It is the second bike route relation I've come across that's been broken by a telenav editor. Please be more careful, and note the warnings that JOSM provides when editing relations.

I've fixed it, but please try not to make these amate...
22017-10-02 05:59:21 UTClorandr_telenav Hy. i'm sorry for the mistake, i will be more careful.
32017-10-02 07:02:23 UTCkeithonearth Thank you. I could have been more polite with my comment. I'll try to be so in the future.
12017-09-30 04:49:04 UTCkeithonearth This edit added a duplicate relation for Haida Gwaii. I've deleted the duplicate, but saved the multilingual tags, but copy and pasting them onto the original relation. Thanks for those tags. I hope it doesn't feel like I'm stepping on your toes.

Here's a link to the changeset: http://www.openstr...
12017-09-17 23:31:30 UTCkeithonearth Hi mappered1, thanks for the addition of addresses. I did notice that there are 3 buildings with the same address (1733 E33rd). I'm putting a note (here: about this ostensible error.

I'd also like to point out that iD (the OSM editor you are using) now ...
12017-09-03 05:03:25 UTCkeithonearth What's up with this? Has construction completed on the new school building?
12017-09-02 20:51:58 UTCkeithonearth Hi mappered1, I'm curious, what's the source for these edits adding address you are doing?
12017-08-18 03:20:57 UTCkeithonearth What's with the `highway=unclassified` with the `name=s` tag that was added with this changeset, just north of Hikkim? This is a very unusual name. It seems like it could easily be a typo. The changeset also lacks a source tag, so we can't tell what the name would be based on.
22017-08-18 09:33:24 UTCparambyte Hello. I don't think I created or named the highway. But whatever it is, it must be changed to what's right.
32017-08-18 22:18:55 UTCkeithonearth Ok, thanks for the info. The road's history lists the creation with this changeset, and not subsequent versions, so if you're not sure about the name tag, I'll remove it.
12017-08-08 22:40:30 UTCkeithonearth FYI, this edit added many power=tower nodes with identical locations, pairs with one connected to the powerline, and one not. I've fixed it with this edit:
22017-08-08 23:11:45 UTCOberaffe Thanks for fixing the towers!
12017-08-06 22:35:55 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for fixing this Checkpoint, I've added a note ( questioning if there is really a checkpoint here, and was wondering if you knew one way or the other. The reason for my doubt, is that I was not stopped here while cycling past last summer, nor did I not...
12017-08-06 19:41:32 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for your contribution Ana! It's good to have someone in Ladakh adding details.

You have made an error that is common to new editors, of using the name tag as a way to provide general information. It should be used exclusively for names. Names like "Fresh Naan 7rs!!" should not b...
12017-08-05 20:19:21 UTCkeithonearth I failed to update the source tag, yet again. This did use Bing, but also used Mapbox for sections.
12017-08-05 09:58:17 UTCkeithonearth I don't normally make major adjustments like this one based purely on imagery. In this case the discrepancy between the imagery and what we had mapped was huge. Slightly further south, in Udaipur, the imagery aligned perfectly with the public GPS track we had, and our mapped road was off. In this ar...
12017-08-04 08:26:51 UTCkeithonearth Oops, this edit used Bing, not Mapbox, imagery.
12017-07-28 23:25:39 UTCkeithonearth The way representing the canal I extended is in the opposite direction of the one it meets. As an irrigation canal this would have a direction of flow, so it makes sense that the way should match it, but I don't know which is the correct direction.
12017-07-23 23:17:18 UTCkeithonearth The "residential areas" that are added with this edit contain a great deal of farmland and wooded areas. I can only view it as inaccurate enough that the traces should just be deleted. But perhaps I'm missing something?

Also I am confused by the "#Pakistan" in the edit summary...
12017-07-23 22:59:29 UTCkeithonearth I'm adding a `religion=jewish` tag to this, as the Chabad institutions are Jewish. I do not know if this is a synagogue or not, but as some renderings may assume based on the current tags, but I will assume that the place_of_warship tag was accurate.

If the original uploaded could provide more in...
12017-07-22 18:10:30 UTCkeithonearth I see that this edit also added a `maxspeed=30` tag to at least one alley. This surprises me, because the default maxspeed in BC for alleys is 20km/h. What is the source 30km/h speed?
12017-07-22 18:10:26 UTCkeithonearth I see that this edit also added a `maxspeed=30` tag to at least one alley. This surprises me, because the default maxspeed in BC for alleys is 20km/h. What is the source 30km/h speed?
22017-08-01 23:19:36 UTCMelioraCogito I don't recall adding any speed tags to any of the edits (considering these were made over two years ago).
Feel free to correct them.
12017-07-12 19:22:49 UTCkeithonearth Hi Katapatuka. I see that you have added a
22017-07-12 19:28:26 UTCkeithonearth oops...sorry to hit send there before I meant to. :-/

I see that you have added a bunch of name values with this changeset, with many of them being in the Chinese language. I'm wondering where this info has come from. I also noticed that you mistakenly put a "(CN)" in the changeset summ...
32017-07-13 14:24:46 UTCkatpatuka Hm - in the heat of the moment I must have forgotten that I left China... :)

Since it is claimed by China there are of course sources for Chinese river names. I've set the name tag now to be in English.
42017-07-15 06:25:20 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for your answer katpatuka. And thanks for your contributions in this area, and in undermapped areas in general.

That said, I don't think it's a good idea to use Chinese data sources in this area. China has never administered this part of the world, but I think it has an interest in making ...
52017-07-15 09:47:02 UTCkatpatuka I noticed that user too. His changeset comments could be more descriptive... did you contact him?
62017-07-15 13:07:21 UTCkatpatuka ... his old username is jerryhappy (
72017-07-16 06:09:01 UTCkeithonearth I haven't contacted the editor, I should, only haven't out of laziness. Although I did leave many changeset summaries stating the issue.

I was confused about their name, "Stop edit", is that a result of being blocked?
82017-07-16 07:56:15 UTCkatpatuka I don't think so... Pascal ( told me that the user had changed his name (see also )
12017-07-10 17:29:37 UTCkeithonearth This area is administered by India. Please use the `name:zh` tag for names in the Chinese language. Do not put Chinese names in the `name` tag.
12017-07-08 20:28:22 UTCkeithonearth I forgot to edit the chageset summery to say that this is adding the name:squ tag for Horseshoe bay. Not Vancouver.
12017-07-08 20:27:08 UTCkeithonearth Damn it. I forgot to edit the chageset summery to say that this is adding the name:squ tag for the Stawamus River. Not Vancouver.
12017-07-07 02:24:51 UTCkeithonearth I forgot to update the source tag on this changeset, it should read BC Mosaic, not Mapbox.
12017-06-23 08:07:00 UTCkeithonearth I'm not aware of this shipwreck, and am fairly familiar with this part of town. Does this represent a wreck that is still present at the site? Or was a pleasure craft that was briefly stranded here?
22017-06-27 15:00:15 UTCAntisthenes When I visited this area in 2016 there was a half submerged pleasure craft that seemed to have been there fore quite a while
32017-06-27 19:26:02 UTCkeithonearth Huh. Thanks for the info.

I don't know if that qualifies for the `historic=*` tag.

I'll try to remember to take a look at the site next time I'm in the area, because if the derelict pleasure craft is gone that would remove any need for debate over the historic nature of the craft.
42017-06-30 02:07:32 UTCkeithonearth I am pleased that I remembered to check this when I was cycling past on the seawall today. The wreck is no longer present, so I've deleted the node representing it.
52017-07-02 08:13:16 UTCAntisthenes Perfect. Thanks.
12017-06-30 01:27:57 UTCkeithonearth I'm not sure why this came through w/o a comment, but it was just me adding some house numbers to buildings.
12017-06-25 00:51:15 UTCkeithonearth Pretending that sidewalks that allow use by cyclists are bike ways does not help cyclists, it just obfuscates the reality of the infrastructure. Also footways are visible on most (all?) renderings, but if they didn't that'd be no reason to use inaccurate tags, as we do not want to tag things for how...
12017-06-21 17:27:01 UTCkeithonearth Oops, I forgot to update the source tag on this changeset. It should have been BC Mosaic, and no Survey.
12016-08-04 00:34:06 UTCAlan Trick A few items were added in North Vancouver in this changeset, can you confirm that they actually exist and weren't just an accident?
22017-06-20 16:50:56 UTCkeithonearth I've deleted one campsite that was added in this edit, as it was clearly inaccurate. I'm not sure if there are other objects added to North Van with this changeset that should be removed.
12017-05-11 06:36:00 UTCChetan_Gowda Does this park really exists? There are big buildings inside the park?
22017-05-11 06:41:06 UTCtriboyeric Yes. Google maps shows the area all in green, and there is a "Shannon Mews Park" sign at the entrance. Kind of like a green garden in between the buildings, with walking paths.
32017-05-11 07:00:35 UTCChetan_Gowda That's very quick response. Great! Thank you.
42017-06-16 06:23:54 UTCkeithonearth @Chetan_Gowda, I'd like to thank for the response too. I saw it on the map, and was surprised for there to be so many buildings in a park, but your response and some googling has convinced me that it's tagged correctly.

As per the CoV website some buildings have come down, and others have gone up...
12017-06-14 06:55:27 UTCkeithonearth This changeset adds the `name=Sunrise Bikeway` tag to an alley. This seems like it is likely an error, as I am not aware of any alleys with names in Vancouver, and this is not part of the (nearby) Sunrise bike route.

If I am mistaken please let me know, otherwise I plan to delete the name tag. I...
12017-06-13 19:50:06 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for these edits Alan! I added the first roads to Wood Lake Park just the other day, it's great to see so many details in the park now. :-)
12017-05-13 07:34:09 UTCPlaneMad Theres some amazing new imagery from DigitalGlobe that has coverage for all the missing areas!
22017-05-22 21:08:13 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for letting me know. I just took a quick look, and the DigitalGlobe imagery looks great! I'll have to spend a bit more time looking over the area.

The improved Bing imagery didn't come out very long ago (was that 6 months ago?), so I'd think there's *lots* of room for improving some basic...
12017-05-08 17:20:55 UTCkartler175 Why two highways at the same place?
22017-05-22 18:33:11 UTCkeithonearth Welcome, and thanks for your contribution to OSM. I did notice that this edit did contain an error, where a postal code boundry was retagged as a footway. This may have been done when you didn't relize you had more than one object selected, or it may have been that you did not check what tags were o...
32017-05-22 18:35:09 UTCkeithonearth I should have added a link to the object (the post code boundary) in question. Here it is:
12017-04-26 22:05:10 UTCpnorman This has made, a relation with the name of Bear Island but is the waterway.
22017-05-01 20:23:07 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for letting me know. I had noticed that this naming error was present, but had thought it'd originally be someone else's error. Maybe it was me. In any case I'd discussed it previously on this changeset discussion:

I've now edited the riverb...
12017-04-16 00:40:57 UTCkeithonearth Any idea why the riverbank relation of the Seymour River has the `name=Bear Island` tag on it? This seems like a mistake. If I don't hear otherwise I'll delete this tag, and may try to simplify the relation.
22017-04-16 01:58:00 UTCBC Trail Guides Error on my part. Bear Island is located directly south of the Seymour Falls Dam (the foot bridge crosses it).
32017-05-01 20:19:12 UTCkeithonearth I've edited the riverbank relation's and island's name tags ( and think it should be good now. Please feel free to take a look and let me know if there are any issues.
12017-04-13 08:22:58 UTCkeithonearth I'm wondering about the place_of_worship that was added by this edit. It is a very odd location for some sort of place_of_worship, and I suspect that it is an error.

There is certainly not a place_of_worship visible from outside the building. Nor is it particularly useful to have a node tagged a...
22017-04-13 14:53:01 UTCpvimos The node should be deleted as the worship place (indoors) left the area.
32017-04-21 03:49:45 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for the info, and the quick response. I've deleted the place_of_worship:
12017-04-16 05:08:23 UTCkeithonearth This was me experimenting with editing capabilities of OsmAnd+. One thing I noticed is that it does not allow a source tag to be added. In this case the source was me surveying the buildings. Also it just lets me add nodes, not to add the address to the building.
12017-04-15 00:07:27 UTCkeithonearth I probably should say that I took off the oneway=yes tag from the section of the sidewalk between the Mt Seymour Parkway & Lillooet Rd intersection and cross-walk across the Trans-Canada off ramp because there is no signage specifying it as oneway. The sidewall continues further south, and I lef...
12017-04-14 20:55:27 UTCkeithonearth "thang" is a suffices that indicates a plataux or plane in Tibetan and Ladakhi, this is an odd name for such a minor crag. Also tagging it as a peak does not seem very accurate, as it is a small hill within a valley.
12017-04-14 04:16:25 UTCkeithonearth This edit changes a building into a park, inaccurately. I see that this is tippytoes first edit, I will assume that it was accidental, though the edit summery makes that a tenuous assumption.

Please take a look at for a great introduction on editing OSM, and use care when...
12017-04-08 00:51:44 UTCkeithonearth oops, the source wasn't bing, it was a survey.
12017-04-07 06:46:33 UTCkeithonearth I'm not sure if this is the best way to map these structures, but I can't come up with a better one.
12017-03-31 03:04:22 UTCkeithonearth I was messing around with the app to see how easy it is to add addresses with it. It's ok, still a few more taps then I'd like, and would be nice if it gave a source tag to the changeset, "survey" in this case.
12017-01-09 22:14:49 UTCkeithonearth Where did this data come from? It appears to be an import. Was it discussed prior to importing? If so please provide a link to the discussion.

Thank you for any information that can be provided.
22017-01-09 22:20:34 UTCkeithonearth Oops, I see that the second edit ( by thevikas provides a source of "election commission of india - public data". So it was an import. As such I'd like more information about any discussion that took place before the import was done. More inf...
32017-02-06 08:11:39 UTCkeithonearth In addition to my concern about potential lack of discussion prior to an import, I have concerns about the quality and accuracy of this data. Of the 1270 nodes originally added with this edit 183 of them have identical coordinates with one or more other nodes. They were originally added as polling s...
42017-03-23 11:59:04 UTCthevikas Just reached here. I did not have any discussion before importing it. Actually it was also my first large scale import. So I also dont know the practises. I just figured out josm changeset format and made myself. The schools were marked since most (99%) polling stations are govt schools. POIs of Kas...
52017-03-23 19:27:51 UTCkeithonearth It would be a good idea to read The short story is that imports should only be done with great care. I'm still not convinced that this import is beneficial, and will ask the DWG to take a look.
12017-02-24 05:08:41 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for adding this Francois. I've seen a couple new stations, but both times I checked and you've already added them.
22017-02-24 07:34:44 UTCfmarier I have a cronjob which runs daily so I can find out about new stations and survey them in person :)
32017-03-14 21:15:00 UTCkeithonearth That's rad. It sure beats my method of checking OsmAnd when I ride past a new station. I wish I had your python skills.
12017-03-07 08:29:12 UTCkeithonearth If you are like me, and feel a kind of thrill when you download the data for an area through JOSM, and it returns "No data found in this area" then try to do some mapping in this area.

Its pretty fun, with lots of rivers, streams, lakes, and road completely unmapped. :-)
12017-03-02 08:49:51 UTCkeithonearth Hi mappered1, this edit is an error. There may have been a gas station at the 7-11 at one point (a few years back?), but there is not one there at present, Well, wasn't a couple hours ago, when I double checked.
12017-02-14 19:50:56 UTCkeithonearth Hi katpatuka,

Do you have any idea why an edit like this, to a region in Turkey, shows such a huge bounding box? It seems really common, but I don't understand the reason.
22017-02-15 05:19:43 UTCkatpatuka I edited in Laos and had been downloading just a single node in Avanos district in Turkey to change a tag without creating an extra josm layer for it ;)
32017-02-15 19:01:47 UTCkeithonearth That's really interesting. So you'd uploaded all the changes in Laos, but the area was still included in the bounding box! That's kind of shitty. I guess I'm not the first one to find the history function on to be not very useful, but this was one weakness that I'd not been aware of.
42017-02-16 05:53:59 UTCkatpatuka No, I hadn't uploaded the change in Laos - I edited something in Laos AND in Turkey THEN did the upload. So the behavior is normal :)
52017-02-16 19:21:24 UTCkeithonearth That is normal behaviour on the part of the software. Somehow I missed that there was that relation in Laos that had also been modified. I ran the edit through a history viewer ( I think) and didn't notice the change in Laos, but all I needed to do was look just under t...
12017-02-03 19:30:42 UTCkeithonearth Hi Purple Platapus, thanks for your edits, good to see new people mapping on OSM. You seem to have local knolage of these schools, and that's always a great addition to the map.

I did notice a few things that seem to be errors in Kerrisdale Park and Point Grey School. I've made an edit, cleaning ...
12017-02-03 03:52:49 UTCkeithonearth This edit introduces some nodes with bad tagging. The ones that stand out for me are the ones with name and ele tags, and no more. The ele value is non-numerical and identical with the name. If no info is added as to what these names represent (locality, piste, etc) then I'm going to remove them.
12017-02-01 18:50:29 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for answering my note (, your knowledge on the Mackenzie river crossing, and the ice_road tag, I didn't know about that one.

I did do a minor edit to following yours, as you had applied the ice_road tag to a large length of road, that was both on t...
22017-02-01 19:18:18 UTCGreg_Rose Hey Keith - No worries, you were completely clear, and I understand completely. I actually left the ice-road designation there on purpose, as those roads are impassible once snowmelt happens: they turn into pure mud. Even though most of the road isn't on lake or river ice, the roadbed depends on com...
32017-02-01 19:29:22 UTCGreg_Rose Another dead giveaway: Staging areas next to rivers on the lower/down side (side of the river that goods are coming in from). On the south bank of the McKenzie where that ice-road comes ashore, you can see in the satellite imagery a couple of cleared out staging areas. When Fall comes, there eventua...
42017-02-01 20:00:21 UTCGreg_Rose Well.... Just saw a source that argued that when they go over land, locals call them "snow-roads". So... whatever.
"Seasonal" it is.
52017-02-02 10:21:00 UTCkeithonearth I think seasonal is the best choice too. Especially after looking at the OSM wiki entry on ice_roads (

Keep in mind that OSM tags may have different meaning that in common usage. So whether or not locals call the roads that are only passible when...
12017-01-13 09:14:58 UTCkeithonearth This is a highly political edit, and OSM is interested in the reality on the ground, not Historic agreements.
12017-01-11 02:08:33 UTCkeithonearth Species? What does this edit summary mean?
22017-01-11 10:06:53 UTCdoktorpixel14 He edited the species tag at trees and hedges
32017-01-11 18:44:28 UTCgileri I agree it's sort of short for a changeset this large
42017-01-31 09:50:19 UTCChrysopras And this kind of mass-change of many objects should probably be considered as a mechanical edit. See: and the discussion at another changeset of the same kind:
12017-01-11 02:05:39 UTCkeithonearth Why are these two nodes tagged as tailors, but have the names of tattoo studios?
12017-01-10 07:55:35 UTCkeithonearth I also left comments on changeset ( that originally added this (and 1269 other similar nodes) if there's been discussion before importing this data.

I'm a bit concerned by the edit summary of this changeset, as it states "so they can show in ma...
12017-01-04 21:05:17 UTCkeithonearth This seems to be a common pattern, especially in India. The older route takes a more roundabout route, as roads get upgraded a bigger bridge, with more direct routing is built.

I'd say that anytime the the main road takes a detour at a side valley, and a minor road takes the direct route, it's w...
12016-12-30 23:12:30 UTCkeithonearth This edit is an improvement over the previous lack of waterways.
12016-12-27 08:02:00 UTCkeithonearth This changeset changes the name of Tangmarg to "Tangmarg, Jammu&Kashmir". I am changing the name back, as it is incorrect to include the state name in a village's name.
22016-12-30 17:03:42 UTCbarh Sure. ))
Happy New Year !
12016-12-23 21:45:26 UTCkeithonearth I forgot to add GPS to the source. There are plenty GPS tracks on the main highway, and I used these to confirm tile alignment.
12016-12-17 00:07:21 UTCkeithonearth Once again I forgot to update the source field in JOSM. The imagery used was *BC Mosaic* not Bing. I pretty much always use BC Mosaic for the area it covers, only occasional comparing it with Bing, as the Bing imagery seems to be more up to date.
12016-12-06 22:08:20 UTCkeithonearth This edit has moved a Mobi bike station to the middle of False Creek. I don't have time to figure out what happened, and fix it at the moment. Is there any chance someone else could?
22016-12-07 08:59:00 UTCkeithonearth Sorry if my last comment seemed a bit curt. I'm sure the edit was benificial, I'm happy to get speed limits and turn restrictions added.

Accidentally dragging and dropping a node is an easy thing to do. I've looked into the edit history of the node, and it seems like it'd already been added back...
12016-12-02 07:18:59 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for this edit, Quetron. I was just looking at the dirt jumps on the map, having realized that I'd made the area too large, and found that you'd already fixed it. :-)
22016-12-02 07:24:41 UTCQuetron No problem! It may have been bigger at the time you'd added the feature, but I think they've make it smaller in the last couple years. :)
12016-11-30 06:56:48 UTCkeithonearth It is helpful to other people if you give more information in the edit summary then just saying "mapping". Please do so.
12016-11-19 19:22:12 UTCkeithonearth Oops. I forgot to update the source field in JOSM, this was done with BC Mosaic imagery.
12016-11-19 19:21:59 UTCkeithonearth oops. I forgot to update the source field in JOSM, this was done with BC Mosaic imagery.
12016-11-16 07:37:46 UTCkeithonearth I was hesitant to make this edit, as there has been construction in the area since the Bing imagery was taken. In the end I decided to make the edit, as previous edit summaries did not mention any info source other than the Bing imagery.
12016-11-11 04:05:22 UTCkeithonearth Hi wentworth4, thanks for your edits. From what I've seen they are good.

Also, I was wondering if you'd be willing to leave more meaningful edit summaries. For example "adding address". Or "retagging bus_stop as bus_station" which is, as best as I can figure, what this edit d...
12016-10-27 18:55:39 UTCkeithonearth I forgot to update the source field in JOSM. I did not use Bing imagery here, as it is useless for this area. I used Mapbox. It is far better quality for this area.
12016-10-27 08:38:16 UTCkeithonearth 对不起,我不会说中国话

This edit seems to have some errors. 阳关中路 was duplicated, and a new road was added on top of the old road, with a name tag, instead of the name being added to original road. Also the name=* tag should contain Chinese, not "Chinese (and English)"...
12016-10-13 17:56:22 UTCkeithonearth The construction of the new road and bridge is visible on the Bing imagery.
12016-10-12 21:26:43 UTCkeithonearth This monastery has been one of the most important within Tibetan Buddhism, the town it is located in is of little importance. People often use the name of the Monastery to refer to the town as a whole, as it is more well known.

The tagging of the two was a mess, with some of the name:lang tags re...
12016-09-23 05:04:49 UTCkeithonearth I'm sorry to do this again, but I've not gotten any clarification on why you're adding Thai language name (and name:hi) tags to places in India, so I've reverted this edit.

I can't say definitively that any of these tags are inaccurate, but that camp-site looks pretty unlikely in the Bing imager...
22016-10-07 15:38:53 UTCPlaneMad Keith, thanks for looking into the edits, there's a block on the user now to force them to read the messages. Is there still some cleanup to do?
32016-10-11 18:26:44 UTCkeithonearth I reverted their edits as I came across nodes with Thai names. I was not methodical in making sure I got all of this users edits fixed, so I would think that there is still clean up to do.

Thanks for the heads-up about the user being blocked, I'm glad to hear that happened.
42016-10-11 18:47:36 UTCSomeoneElse Just to be clear, the block isn't to stop them editing, it's to alert them to the fact that they're editing a shared map :)
Hopefully they'll read the message and engage with other mappers. Unfortunately MAPS.ME doesn't make this very clear (and it's more complicated here because their phone langua...
52016-10-12 19:17:27 UTCkeithonearth Hi SomeoneElse. I have a hard time believing these edits are not vandalism. Did you see my edit ( that removed one of their caravan sites that had been placed in the middle of an airport taxiway?

While I did not survey that location in person, it...
62016-10-12 19:39:30 UTCSomeoneElse Well, until they login to the site to clear the message they're still not able to edit the map. Whether you'd call this "vandalism" rather depends on whether they realise they're actually updating a shared map at all.
72016-10-24 17:12:40 UTCindigomc Having put the Thai content into a dictionary, they seem to represent things of interest for travellers, e.g. cafe's, viewpoints, et.c.. I suspect that they are not names and actually describe the mapping feature. Until a Thai speaker can be found to check, the thing to do might be to at least remov...
12016-10-07 01:26:02 UTCkeithonearth There's a note ( that discusses the buildings that you've tagged as commercial close to the bridge. There's confusion, because they look like ruins in the imagery you've used for this edit.
12016-10-04 20:45:47 UTCkeithonearth I don't normally delete things that are not in the imagery, but in this case the track had the same name tag as the highway. This "highway" was unpaved until recently, and I think this is a fragment of the original mapping.
12016-09-28 21:07:35 UTCkeithonearth This changeset seems to have been reverted also. I didn't do the main reversion, but cleaned up the last remaining nodes.

The issues are the same as the others, disconnected nodes with only a name tag, that means meaningful information.

Additionally, I would point out that this edit did not ta...
12016-09-28 20:31:58 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this changeset, due to the same issues as the others. (many disconnected nodes, with meaningless tags)
12016-09-28 20:31:07 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this changeset, due to the same issues as the others. (many disconnected nodes, with meaningless tags)
12016-09-28 20:28:34 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this changeset, due to the same issues as the others (it consists of many disconnected nodes with meaningless names)
12016-09-28 20:12:42 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this changeset, as I am unable to find anything constructive in it. Please feel free to ask me any questions if you have any.
12016-09-28 20:08:46 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this changeset. It consists of a large number of disconnected nodes, that are tagged in a way that has no meaning in the OSM context, nor am I able to interpret them.
12016-09-27 18:50:41 UTCkeithonearth Please let us know where you are getting all these oddly located caravan sites. A number of them locations that I was familiar with did not have the caravan sites that you mapped. As I am no longer in India I can not check any more locations, but I have a hard time believing that there is a caravan ...
12016-09-27 04:31:15 UTCupendrakarukonda Hello,
Welcome to OpenStreetMap, you have added many `caravan_site`. It seems to be not correct. Can you please cross check and verify it?

Thank you,
22016-09-27 17:42:14 UTCkeithonearth Sorry not to leave more time after your comment upendrakarukonda, but I've contacted this user in the past about errors (often carivan_site nodes), and not received a reply.

I've now reverted this changeset, as it contains a number of identifiable errors, and inexplicably uses Thai language for ...
12016-09-27 17:20:17 UTCkeithonearth I've reverted this edit, as I have been to the location of the caravan site, and there is not one in this location. Thai language is not appropriate for use in name tags in India.

While I do not know that the other additions are inaccurate, I do not feel that the edit is reliable.
12016-08-09 20:38:23 UTCkeithonearth All of the nodes added by this edit contain only name tags, with no other tags. The name tags make no sense, eg "name=522 - STRAIGHT AT JUNCTION",or just "name=512".

Because of this I reverted this edit, with the changeset:
22016-09-23 18:09:01 UTCkeithonearth I'd be interested to hear abou the meaning of your edit, and the process you used to come up with these nodes in either way.
12016-09-23 17:37:56 UTCkeithonearth I'm sorry to have to inform you that I have reverted this changeset.

I have not been able to find any nodes that are correctly tagged in it. The majority of the nodes are just name=`xxx`, with `xxx` being a 3 digit number. The odd node has name=`note`, with `note` being a some sort of descriptio...
12016-09-22 16:48:30 UTCkeithonearth The route with less switchbacks is the main road now, what had been tagged as the NH3 is an old fragment of it that is the unfavoured route, is very rough and very steep. I mistakenly took it, to my regret.
12016-08-10 00:28:22 UTCkeithonearth This also seems to be a bunch of nodes that have been erroneously uploaded. They seem to refer to directions provided by a GPS devise for someone's trip at some point. Also this is not in HP, as the summery states.
12016-06-06 21:17:52 UTCkeithonearth Please see: for more info on this edit.
12016-05-27 18:41:28 UTCkeithonearth Porpoise Bay Park was divided up into 4 blocks, with the road dividing it east/west, and an additional north south divide that did not seem to be for any reason, or correspond with any physical feature. Nor is it shown on other maps. As such I have joined the north sections with the south sections. ...
12016-05-24 08:06:06 UTCkeithonearth Thanks! That's a nice restaurant.
22016-05-27 22:17:43 UTCdevelopingcountries Thanks Keith. Yeah, it's a good restaurant. Not sure if you knew, but I also organize an OSM group in Vancouver with a friend: I hope you can join our OSM meetup group and come out to an event. Peter
12016-05-23 20:29:36 UTCkeithonearth Oops, this was a Bing trace, not the strava data.
12016-04-27 07:56:37 UTCkeithonearth I'd like to add a bit more info on my paper maps I mentioned in the edit summery source tag.

I have 5 paper maps that have this town noted on it, from 4 publishers. These maps are from China, the UK, and the Tibetan refugees in India. All the maps note either 安多, ཨ་མདོ, or Amdo (ie,...
12016-04-11 07:40:45 UTCkeithonearth I provided the wrong source in the changeset tags. I forgot to update it in JOSM. The correct source is Bing.
12016-02-19 06:17:17 UTCkeithonearth Well, I have no idea why, but after my meaningless edit, and refreshing my browser, the buildings all showed up. Most odd. I hope I didn't make a mistake when I first added them...
12016-01-22 01:14:29 UTCkeithonearth I mistakenly forgot to update the source tag. I used Bing imagery for this edit, not BC Mosaic.
12016-01-02 02:08:51 UTCkeithonearth Once again I forgot to change the Source field in Josm. This actually used BC Mosaic, and not Bing, as a source.
12015-12-26 07:55:24 UTCkeithonearth oops, I forgot to update the source field, this edit was just a Bing trace. Only my last edit was from wikipedia.
12015-12-11 20:43:56 UTCkeithonearth I wouldn't normally make such major changes to a trail w/o surveying it, but there was enough information contradicting the version mapped, that I felt it appropriate to change it. The main thing was there was far more river crossings than I did while taking this trail, and that river is big enough ...
12015-11-06 09:10:49 UTCkeithonearth I don't know if anyone reads the notes here, but my edit summary was wrong, as I forgot to update it after my previous summary.

This time I was, in fact, adding farmland and wooded areas.
22015-11-06 13:56:47 UTCPlaneMad Wow, Leh looks amazing! Thanks for all the mapping! :D
32015-11-09 09:21:02 UTCkeithonearth Thanks for the complement PlaneMad! I appreciate it very much, especially coming from a professional like you.
12015-11-06 20:37:15 UTCkeithonearth This edit removed all tags from Issyk Kul (Lake) except the name, that was changed to name=тер-я школа (Ter-ya School). This prevented the 182km lake from rendering. This was a big mistake. At first I thought it was vandalism, but the other things that this edit did seemed to be improvement...
12015-10-30 18:52:30 UTCkeithonearth Damn it, forgot to change the edit summery in JOSM. Not streams, just the main building in the Gompa.
12015-10-30 18:27:20 UTCkeithonearth I've re-tagged the area tagged as meadow, to farmland, as the it is clearly terraced, and only land worked as farmland is terraced in Ladakh. Due to the time of year the Bing Imagery was taken it was at times difficult the exact boundary, however I'm confident that it's an improvement.
12015-06-14 17:01:19 UTCkeithonearth Oops, I forgot to update the source field. The source was not BC Mosaic (that doesn't cover this area) but was almost exclusively my GPS tracks and survey. I looked at Bing imagery a little.
12015-03-30 06:01:58 UTCkeithonearth Hi,

I noticed that a short time after this edit the Tower of London is flooded. As it is a huge area that was edited I can't say if other areas were effected. I don't know if your edit was the cause, but I thought a heads up was in order.
12015-02-27 19:40:44 UTCkeithonearth I'm not convinced that the Riley Park site should be tagged as a constructing site. There is no active construction going on there now, and the area tagged as such includes one completed building that has been completed, and is occupied.
22015-03-01 08:30:41 UTCSpacecookies That's fair enough. I figured it was under construction after I read the city's plan for the site (, and saw the whole area was fenced off and looked sort of like a construction site when I biked past it last weekend. If they're ...
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