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12017-08-03 04:03:26 UTCFreedSky look like is here
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 )
12017-05-29 19:54:23 UTCRichRico Hi katpatuka,
Thanks for contributing with osm, I found a changeset that you modified a name of a place, according wikidata "name:el=Ακνταγμαντενί (περιοχή)" and you putted "name:el=Α&ka...
22017-05-30 04:48:49 UTCkatpatuka hm - another mapboxer controlling place name edits... ;)

περιοχή means region - the name tag had been copied from I guess.
If you google 'Akdağmadeni Ακ Νταγ Μαντέν' and 'Akdağmadeni Ακν&...
12017-05-04 22:32:15 UTCutack Unfortunately I had to produce this mess:
Mapbox aerial indicates that there is a road, and so does this one
Can we somehow find a solution what is true here, the road or the...
22017-05-05 05:36:21 UTCkatpatuka Well - all other imagery I know of is showing a reservoir lake here, even bing's landsat. Mapbox imagery is darn old ;)
32017-05-05 05:38:44 UTCkatpatuka Have also a look at the GPS Traces layer in JOSM...
42017-05-05 09:36:41 UTCutack So aerial images say there is a reservoir, but the note at the gas station and the gps traces say there is a road
What do we do?
52017-05-05 11:01:01 UTCkatpatuka well . on the ground is the reservoir ;)

Did you also see note #785823 ?
62017-05-05 14:30:02 UTCutack Ok then. Can you just revert the CS i made?
72017-05-05 14:42:23 UTCkatpatuka I think that's not necessary: just delete the part of the way which is under water using bing's landsat imagery and tag the rest of the old ways with something like undefined...
82017-05-10 00:27:55 UTCutack Sorry for doubting you before, the new Digital Globe imagery shows this road is definitely not existing
92017-05-10 05:36:11 UTCkatpatuka nothing to be sorry about :D
12017-04-11 06:07:51 UTCnammala Hi Katpatuka,

May I know the reason behind changing the place tag from town -> village for the node:

22017-04-11 07:35:31 UTCkatpatuka Oh boy! Will you go on asking me for every single node for the reason why I change or delete it?

On map it is listed as village and has no town with the name Tam Sóc ! Also town nodes once uploaded by user Ivan Garcia (https://www....
32017-04-11 08:28:11 UTCnammala Thanks for getting back .
12017-04-11 06:10:51 UTCnammala May I know the reason behind deleting the node:
22017-04-11 07:39:12 UTCkatpatuka see comment on
12017-04-07 06:15:29 UTCnammala Hi katpatuka,

May I know the reason behind deleting `name:en` in the two features
22017-04-07 06:47:50 UTCkatpatuka Hello nammala,
Sure - as you can see looking at the history of both nodes I've re-used two nodes which did have wrong place names:


I've used the place names found both on http://www....
32017-04-07 06:51:09 UTCnammala Awesome thank you . By the way great job improving the map.

42017-04-07 08:26:35 UTCkatpatuka Thank you ;)
12017-03-21 06:50:11 UTCBharataHS Hello,
Thank you for your valuable contribution to OpenStreetMap. What is the source of information behind this edit. The place tag has been edited from `town` to `village` and there is a new english name and a local name. The source in in tags says its from Google. Would you please confirm the exa...
22017-03-21 06:58:08 UTCkatpatuka Which place tag exactly? I never use source=google... ;) Did _I_ create the tag?
12017-03-17 06:56:49 UTCmanoharuss Hi katpatuka,

want to clarify if this is indeed correct here.

22017-03-17 07:38:26 UTCkatpatuka Name looks ok comparing with but it may be just a village and not the district seat. Nothing on or for Champassack District...
12017-03-12 09:18:38 UTCandygol katpatuka
could you fix self-crossing way
22017-03-12 09:23:36 UTCkatpatuka yes, done ;)
32017-03-12 15:25:20 UTCandygol tnx 👍🏻
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...
12017-02-04 15:32:00 UTCmueschel Hi,
you added 45 villages with some strange tags, was this a mistake?

Cheers, Jan
22017-02-04 15:39:01 UTCkatpatuka hopefully not ;)

The names are from the 11000 villages file mentioned on
32017-02-04 15:41:12 UTCmueschel I didn't mean adding the villages, just these tags. They don't look like they belong to OSM and are not used in other places.
42017-02-04 16:52:19 UTCkatpatuka well yes - they are in the original file and I left them as is - comparable to other for osm useless tags like gns:dsg etc. originating from imports
12016-12-05 21:23:07 UTCff5722 Hi, can you also at least add the power=plant tag? makes it easier to find them to add more info later.
I will add them to existing ones myself.
22016-12-06 04:31:21 UTCkatpatuka Ok, sounds logical ;)
12016-11-12 01:54:15 UTCjptolosa87 Hello,
the "enlarging area" doesn't exist anymore since 2012 approx:
22016-11-12 04:58:50 UTCkatpatuka ok - I removed it. I didn't check for new imagery though - just had a look at
12016-11-06 18:39:51 UTCSupaplex Actually it's in Taiwan(TW), not China(CN)
22016-11-07 04:47:47 UTCkatpatuka Ha! That was good! Thanks, didn't notice ;) I thought I was editing 大埔水庫 in Guangxi - but redirects 大埔水庫 to 峨眉湖 in TW.
12015-10-29 16:16:05 UTCGerdP please review way 41526994:
the tag highway=project is rarely used,
I've changed it to highway=proposed,
Please change proposed to construction
if that matches better. See
22015-10-29 16:32:33 UTCkatpatuka Your tag is ok (as long as it does won't show up on the map) - user erkinalp has created that "proposed" highway 6 years ago but there is no imagery whatsoever showing any built motorway there around...
32015-10-29 16:38:57 UTCGerdP I'll ask erkinalp as well
42015-10-29 16:42:15 UTCGerdP .. and thanks for the quick feedback :-)
12015-08-11 14:20:34 UTCJean-Marc Liotier Hello. About node 3201060355 and node 3152567600 - you named them "ville" and "village" which mean "city" and "village"... That was not necessary as those are not names and they are redundant with the place=village and place=town which you correctly tagged.
12015-03-28 07:17:51 UTCBryce C Nesbitt kaptpatuka: What does set_better_denotation mean on this stream way 136450858 ?
22015-03-28 07:31:19 UTCkatpatuka I've no idea :)

user geohiker2010 created the way and added the tag 9/11/2011.

The Van earthquake occurred 23.10.2011. Therefore I suppose it was HOT editing.
32015-03-28 07:39:37 UTCBryce C Nesbitt Ok, gone.
12014-12-31 15:54:56 UTCAkuAnakTimur Thanks for adding the borders - I as one of the Malaysian mappers long enough for this (I am currently planning to send an official request letter to the Malaysian Department of Survey and Mapping to seek for some sort of official data).

By the way, may I know what is your reference? I'm guessing...
22015-01-01 12:07:01 UTCkatpatuka You're welcome ;-)

Recently I saw the news about flooding in Kelantan and Terengganu and noticed that some states were still missing... sources are large images from google search and wikipedia (which I used to roughly trace over with josm's piclayer plugin) and rivers (for example Sungai Kerian...
32015-01-01 14:11:14 UTCAkuAnakTimur I see.

Two cents, I think I would do so, following another Commonwealth country's style. Refer to the Australian Capital Territory ( and the Australian Northern Territory ( They both belong to the federal Aust...
12014-12-27 06:53:32 UTCSupaplex These two Fujian Provinces are controlled by Taiwan and China separately. So there's not a duplicated.
And the Jinman and Matsu Island is controlled by Taiwan, not China.
22014-12-27 07:22:13 UTCpnorman Both claimed or both controlled?
32014-12-27 07:37:33 UTCkatpatuka I was not able to revert the changeset using josm's revert plugin.
BTW: English wiki says for Fujian: For the part of Fujian province administered by the Republic of China, see Fukien Province.
@Supaplex Do you mean that Fujian?
42014-12-27 09:48:46 UTCSupaplex The Taiwan control part,_Republic_of_China?oldformat=true

The China control part

52014-12-27 10:22:03 UTCSupaplex I revert the changeset
62014-12-27 10:29:10 UTCkatpatuka ok, nice :D
but please add a note with the content of your initial changeset comment so that it is clear that there are two Fujian relations. To make it even clearer one could name the Taiwan part Fukien Province.
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