Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12018-08-15 05:31:00 UTCmbethke This is clearly a village, and "myanmar" is not a source. Please don't do this.
12018-08-13 14:34:51 UTCmbethke Hi Latthavone,
te opening hours were confusing, I suppose "Mo-Su 09:00-21:00" is correct? Also the streets next to it have no name tag, is "ວຽງຈະເລີນ ຮ່ອມ 14;viengchaleun hom 14" to the west or south?

12018-08-13 14:31:34 UTCmbethke Sorry, had to revert this one. "(fried rice 15000)" certainly isn't part of the place's name. You could add a "description" tag if you like, although price information usually just goes out of date fairly quickly so you end up with old and useless info in the database.

12018-08-13 14:28:19 UTCmbethke Sorry, had to revert this one. Benoni is next door. Besides, you'd have to change or at least delete all the other info like Lao name and website, too.
12018-08-12 06:57:15 UTCmbethke Hi Magdalena, thanks for your update! I removed the cafe tagging from this building. The preferred method in a case like this would be to just open a map note so it would pop up as a "bug" on people's maps if they chose to see notes, until someone fixes it.
12018-08-01 09:08:13 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your additions! Note you can also bunch several of them together and draw a few houses (and other things) before saving. Makes it easier to keep an overview of what changed recently.

12018-07-31 08:22:01 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your addition! Could you try though to separate the names in different languages? I'm not sure how that works with Maps.ME but usually the Lao name should be in name:lo and the English one in name:en, with Lao also in "name" without a language tag.

12018-07-26 15:21:08 UTCmbethke Hm, I think @lordBen was quite right in his classification of those tracks. Some of those seem quite clearly defined where they cross the rice fields but in my experience these parts turn into smoothness=horrible or worse in rainy season. In fact I'd have classified some of them as mere paths, but t...
12018-07-25 17:14:34 UTCmbethke Carful with those way classes! Some of these are barely tracks and paths, not unclassified highways. A highway should ususally be usable with a car, these here are for Carabao.
12018-07-25 16:58:01 UTCmbethke Sorry, those are definitely not highways. They were surveyed as streams long ago and they still look very much like it on aerial imagery. Please don't reclassify stuff like that lightly, it's highly confusing.
12018-07-21 13:40:53 UTCmbethke Hola Gabriela,
lo he cambiado un poco a tu adición porque tourism=apartment es solo para apartamentos alquilados para turismo. Me parece place=neighborhood es más apto para la Ciudadela Santa Ines (o como una Map Not ya disse, "Urbanización Santa Ines", no se cual es ...
12018-07-16 01:28:29 UTCmbethke Hola Jonathan, gracias para tus adiciones! Seria mejor pero adicionar varias en un solo changeset, así queda más facil ver que cambió en un area durante cierto tiempo.

12018-07-16 01:08:30 UTCmbethke Are you sure there are saunas there? Looks like an unlikely place.
12018-07-08 00:01:00 UTCmbethke Hi Sally,
most of the information in this changeset would better be added as map notes. For "secrete entrance" it's not clear what it refers to - entrance to what? "no bridge" is an attribute someone should add to the bridge (I just added status=impassable), not a POI.

12018-07-07 00:57:44 UTCmbethke Hola Rick,
porfa no hagas eso, adicionar nombres aleatórios a edificios. Alguien ya lo hizo para otros edificios en esta área pero en la verdad es una pessima idea.

12018-07-02 16:02:38 UTCmbethke Please don't tag POIs with "names" that are not actually their name.
12018-06-26 08:58:52 UTCmbethke Hi To, thanks for your additions! Please not the language code for Lao is "lo" though, so "name:lo".
I did that wrong for quite a while, too ;)
12018-06-24 12:55:07 UTCmbethke Hola Juan Pablo,
si realmente hay un mercado allí en el medio de la carretera grande, es un amenity=marketplace.

12018-06-21 17:58:06 UTCmbethke Hola,
por favor solo usa como "name" lo que realmente es el nombre de un lugar. Está bien no registrar ningun nombre pero "Good Noodle Soup" no lo es.

12018-06-19 07:37:34 UTCmbethke Hola Leonardo,
gracias para tus adiciones! Una cancha pero es un leisure=pitch, tourism=camp_site significa un sitio de acampamiento.

12018-06-19 07:33:00 UTCmbethke Hola,
por que lo cambiaste al nombre de UPC Guápulo a todas mayusculas?
12018-06-18 19:43:44 UTCmbethke Deleted
12018-06-14 07:01:35 UTCmbethke Disculpe, natural=cliff no tiene ningún sentido aquí; voy a borrarlo.
12018-06-14 06:59:48 UTCmbethke Hola,
realmente hay una autostrada aquí dentro de la ciudad? Me parece raro - es un túnel nuevo o algo así?

12018-06-14 06:53:24 UTCmbethke Disculpe, que era que querías mapear aqui? Porque encima de calles ya existentes y sin ningún tag en la vía no va aparecer nada en el mapa :)
12018-06-07 10:57:23 UTCmbethke Hi Oudone,
sorry, I have to revert this. A government department is different from a department store. Also, Lao names should go into name and name:lo, English names into name:en.

12018-06-06 05:56:01 UTCmbethke Those opening_hours sound highly unlikely...?
12018-06-06 05:13:33 UTCmbethke Hi Bruno,
sorry, I have to revert your changes! Those are not tourism attractions at all. Some would perhaps make sense as map notes ("ongoing works", if you expect the construction to take longer) but things like "Not bicycle friendly for beginners" doesn't tell anything. Does ...
12018-06-04 16:14:13 UTCmbethke Hola,
los nombres no suenan mucho como hostales. Estás seguro que no se trata de casas particulares?

12018-06-04 05:00:41 UTCmbethke Hola,
Macu, es algo asi?
Con un nombre ese, no lo creo. Es una tienda d juguetes (shop=toys) o más bien de artesanía (craft=handicraft)?

12018-06-04 04:54:17 UTCmbethke Hola Leonardo,
Samar, es solamente una fabrica (sería man_made=works, product=clothes) o también venden ropa? Si son los dos, quizá sería de usar dos nodes también.

12018-06-04 04:50:11 UTCmbethke Hola,
estás seguro que hay un sítio de camp llamado "Café Color Tierra" aqui, o será que es un tipo POI equivocado? No lo puedo adiviñar del imagen satelital.

12018-05-29 06:17:53 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your additions! Please remember to only use actual names to tag the name of a POI. "Vietnamese food" or "Christian church" are not names. You could use cuisine=vietnamese and religion=christian repectively, and just leave the name blank if you don't know it.

12018-05-29 06:05:19 UTCmbethke Hi Loïc,
you have mapped a highway-rest_area here in what seems to be the middle of a forest about a kilometer from the next way. Are you sure that's what you meant to map?

12018-05-27 08:06:12 UTCmbethke Hi Luis,
thanks for your additions! Please make sure to only add names that are actual names of the places though. "Food Place" is not the restaurants' name. If you don't know it or can't spell it because it's in Lao, it's fine to leave it empty, someone else can add it later.

12018-05-24 04:03:05 UTCmbethke A bunch of nice additions,thank you! :)
I just separated the node for Houaylot from the road, better not to have it attached to te highway.

12018-05-14 14:47:27 UTCmbethke Hi,
you can use name:lo for Lao names.

12018-05-09 05:10:34 UTCmbethke There's a tag for that ;) leisure=stadium; sport=cockfighting. You can put those directly on the building, there's no need for an extra node nearby.
12018-05-09 05:03:21 UTCmbethke Hi,
just noticed this tagging, look:
A highway=pedestrian is not a walking trail. highway=path is fine here.

12018-05-08 06:48:38 UTCmbethke Stoooop, please! Your additions are appreciated, but please do read some before proceeding!

Most of what you're mapping as paths or even changing t paths) are residential streets. They may not look like that to foreigners but they are. A path is "not intended for motorized vehic...
12018-05-06 15:56:47 UTCmbethke Hi,
are you sure those trails and streets you're mapping are where you put them? Some go right through buildings! Either the buildings need to be deleted or modified or the ways are actually somewhere else.

12018-04-21 15:28:47 UTCmbethke Hi Martin,
please don't add stuff as "name" of a POI that's not its name, particularly not price information. For something like a ticket booth, you could add prices as fee=yes and fee:amount=whatever but for a bus line that makes many different stops with different ticket prices not even...
12018-04-21 15:17:52 UTCmbethke Hi Leon,
das ist nicht so richtig hilfreich, wenn du eine tourism=attraction anlegst, die nicht beinhaltet, um was es sich eigentlich handelt. Sowas kann man weder vernünftig suchen noch rendern. Die Höhle selbst ist ja schon gemappt; ich hab die Information jetzt als fee=yes und fee:amou...
12018-04-17 03:05:36 UTCmbethke Is that a shop called "Golf Course" or the golf-stuff shop associated with a golf course that's not mapped yet (the area looks a bit like it)?
12018-04-17 02:21:57 UTCmbethke Is that actually a point where you can get drinking water?
12018-04-12 09:33:09 UTCmbethke Hi, thanks for your addition! I was wondering though, is "Lao Massage (and good waxing)" actually the name that you can find on a sign there or something? Because if it's not, it shouldn't be set as "name" here.
12018-03-29 07:29:22 UTCmbethke I guess you mapped this before, right? Sorry, there are no historic castles here. There's a house made to look vaguely like one, but that's not the same.
12018-03-29 05:31:58 UTCmbethke Hi, thanks for your additions!
I think most of what you added as "community center" shouldbe place=hamlet or place=village though - a community center is usually a building for community functions.

12018-03-24 15:15:27 UTCmbethke Hi,
you can use name:lo for Lao names! name:th should always be in Thai script.

12018-03-20 15:09:01 UTCmbethke Thanks for the updates! Love the detail :)
12018-03-20 14:02:59 UTCmbethke Danke für die neuen Eintragungen! Schreib das, was du in "name" eingetragen hast, abe besser in "description", denn um Namen handelt es sich dabei ja nicht. Wenn irgendwas was kostet, gibt es dafür auch fee=yes und fee:amount="10000 LAK" z.B.
12018-03-20 13:55:59 UTCmbethke Hi,
tourism=attraction is pretty meaningless on its own. Could you add a "physical tag" telling *what* it is? Like a monument, a natural feature etc.?
12018-03-20 07:44:36 UTCmbethke Hi,
that's the third copy of your restaurant already. Please check the map on the web after adding something, it's not going to turn up in Maps.ME until up to a month later!
12018-03-18 11:07:30 UTCmbethke Hi Mary,
I think you got a bit confused with the POI types here (admittedly does't exactly make that easy). The type for a temple is amenity=place_of_worship (usually with religion=buddhist here); don't enter a name if you don't know it ("Temple" is not it, they're usually called ...
12018-03-18 10:55:58 UTCmbethke Hi,
please only tag things with a "name" tag when you know the actual name of a place. "Ethnic school" is not how schools are called here.
12018-03-16 07:29:55 UTCmbethke Another thing, please make sure to always add "physical tags" that describe *what* something is. Here, that's amenity=place_of_worship. Or natural=peak for the mountain you added a few days ago, see
12018-03-15 14:19:14 UTCmbethke Hi,
are you sure about that name change? The Lao name still says ຈອມລີ with an L

12018-03-15 14:11:29 UTCmbethke Hi,

please don't enter things as "name" of a POI that are not actual names.
12018-03-15 03:09:36 UTCmbethke Are you sure this is an actual artwork by that strange name?
12018-03-14 05:16:19 UTCmbethke Hi,
"Mabgkokham" looks like a strange spelling for Lao. Are you sure about that?
12018-02-28 07:23:20 UTCmbethke Hi,
please don't call your guesthouses "Guesthouse". If you don't know the name or can't spell it because it's in Lao, it's OK to leave it blank, but "Gueshouse" is certainly not their name.

12018-02-22 15:07:35 UTCmbethke Danke für den Point of Interest!
Aber denkt dran: "name" sollte enthalten, wie das Ding heißt. Dass es eine Wechselstube ist, erkennt man an amenity=bureau_de_change, der Name sollte dann sowas wie "Noy's Easy Money" oder so sein :)
12018-02-19 05:10:50 UTCmbethke Hi,
I suppose you're the owner of Nana so you know your place's data, it's just... Ban Vieng Keo is neither a street name nor a house number. You *could* add it as "addr:subdistrict" if you like but that's not really necessary. Also, the post code looks suspicious to me. And you shouldn't...
12018-02-16 04:20:05 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your addition! Stuff like "Local Food (full of locals at breakfast)" would better fit into the "description" tag though as that's not the name of the place. I tried to guess the correct location as the node was sitting in the middle of an intersection, maybe you c...
12018-02-16 04:11:17 UTCmbethke Hi Peter,
what kind of an attraction is "Felixflo"? It could use some physical tag.

12018-02-06 14:05:30 UTCmbethke "Thanon" means "street",and aerial imagery doesn't look like there could be a temple or similar here. Sure about that place_of_worship?
12018-02-05 03:59:24 UTCmbethke Hi,
just wondering: that's actually a guesthouse called "Saleuy Waterfall" there?
Oh, and have an awesome ride, in case you're still on the road! :)

12018-02-02 06:59:43 UTCmbethke Hi,
you can use name:lo for Lao names. It's similar to Thai but not Thai after all :)
12018-02-01 13:16:50 UTCmbethke Are you sure this is a shelter, as in ?
Those usually don't have WiFi.
12018-02-01 12:07:51 UTCmbethke Thanks for the international tagging! For Lao names you can use "name:lo", no need to call it Thai ;)
12018-02-01 01:10:55 UTCmbethke Hi,
you added that place already yesterday or so. If it doesn't appear in Maps.ME right away that's because they only update their maps once a month or so. It's a bit unfortunate that Maps.ME doesn't remember your additions once they're uploaded but it's like that.
By the way, please only note as ...
12018-01-31 07:11:22 UTCmbethke Hi Niccolò,
are you sue about the POI type here? If the shop calls itself a bakery but sells sweet stuff, I think shop=pastry ( would be more appropriate than shop=confectionery (
12018-01-31 07:06:49 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for the addition! I just fixed one thing: rather than adding "free" to the name, it's better to add an extra tag "fee=no". If there is a cost, make it "fee=yes" and "fee:amount=10000 LAK" for example, using international currecy symbols like LAK f...
12018-01-29 00:32:56 UTCmbethke Hi,
could you check the spelling on this one, please? "nt" is a combination that doesn't occur in Lao so I'm quite sure there's something wrong. If it's spelled like this on the sign (entirely possible ;)) it's fine though, even if it's a wrong transcription.

12018-01-27 04:41:01 UTCmbethke Hi,
that supermarket with Papaya you mapped there looks more like a street vendor on aerial imagery. Of course it could be outdated, ar you sure supermarket is the right category?

12018-01-26 01:09:23 UTCmbethke Hi Adam,
there's no need to add a place multiple times. If it doesn't appear on Maps.ME yet, that's because they update their maps only about once a month so it will take a while for it to be included in the next map update.
I've left your previous entry of Seb's Bar in and deleted this one.

12018-01-24 01:06:35 UTCmbethke Hi,
there no need to add POIs multiple times - if it doesn't appear in Maps.ME right away that's because it uses offline maps and will only feature your addition in the next monthly update. There was a nameless hairdresser mapped at that location already; I've now merged the two places.

12018-01-22 13:00:10 UTCmbethke Are you sure this is a touristic apartment?
12018-01-22 12:54:03 UTCmbethke Please don't change Lao names to French. Laos' national language is Lao, so that's usually (i.e. when it's known) what goes into the name tag. Extra French or English names can go into name:fr or name:en respectively.
12018-01-18 06:22:14 UTCmbethke tourism=information isn't the right tag to use here, see

I'll convert this into a map note. Unfortunately, the rest of the road isn't visible on the aerial pictures. You don't happen to have a GPS trace, do you? That would be really help...
12018-01-16 04:33:12 UTCmbethke Hallo Tom,
ich hab mal ein paar Tags korrigiert/hinzugefügt:

- "Blut spenden" heißt "to donate blood", "to spend" ist "ausgeben" :)
- ATMs am besten als Extra-Nodes anlegen, aber wenn in einem Node mit der zugehörigen Bank, dann atm=yes se...
12018-01-12 18:38:20 UTCmbethke That's not the name of the place, is it?
12018-01-12 05:52:44 UTCmbethke Is that a petanque place?
12018-01-10 16:06:41 UTCmbethke tourism=information bedeutet eine Touristeninformation als Einrichtung, wie man sie als Büro oder Kiosk findet, wo man jemanden von der Stadt oder dem Tourismusverband fragen kann oder Flyer bekommt. Info über die Höhle nebenan passen besser in ein description-Tag. Ich hab das mal &uu...
12018-01-10 15:56:50 UTCmbethke Is that a tourism=museum or leisure=park? "museum_park" won't be rendered the way you want, nor found.
12018-01-09 11:06:03 UTCmbethke Please don't do this. You can add a description tag if you like but don't change the name to something that's not the name.
12018-01-09 10:58:50 UTCmbethke "Don't come" certainly isn't the name of this waterfall, is it?
12018-01-09 10:56:48 UTCmbethke Is this actually a camp site for tents or campers, or a hut (shelter, alpine_hut or similar)?
12018-01-09 10:36:29 UTCmbethke Ist dieser "Organic Market" in Meuangkhun ein richtiger Laden (shop=supermarket) oder eher ein Wet Market mit einzelnen Ständen (amenity=marketplace)?
12018-01-09 01:07:43 UTCmbethke Please don't take your dissatisfaction with a place to OSM, there's Tripadvisor et al. for that.
12018-01-08 06:51:47 UTCmbethke "See schön", is that actually the place's name?
12018-01-01 23:37:37 UTCmbethke When I visited about 3 months ago, the bridge was gone with a flood. So I take it it has been reconstructed? I'll just add a new one instead of your POIs to help with routing.

cheers and thanks for the update,
12018-01-01 23:17:03 UTCmbethke Thanks for the addition! I'll just add the Lao name, thought I'd let you know as you seem to be part of the team.
12018-01-01 22:55:21 UTCmbethke Dongpaina and Dongpalane are different streets. Please don't keep "fixing" the wrong names around here, I'll have to revert all of it.
12017-12-31 10:24:12 UTCmbethke Hi,
please read up on how to use language-specific name tags. It's not very helpful to have French names in English-specific tags for instance. In Laos, the Lao name should be used in the "name" tag unless it's not known or it's clear that the French or English one is the primary one and ...
12017-12-12 07:21:04 UTCmbethke Sehr gut; das hab ich mich ja schon mal gefragt, wo der genau ist :D
12017-12-07 08:37:10 UTCmbethke Hi Kouung,
those tourist informations you mapped here look like they're actually villages, all being called Ban something...?
For Lao names you can use the name tag "name:lo" by the way.

12017-12-02 15:33:02 UTCmbethke Hi Yogesh, thanks for your additions!
Would be nice if you put the description of a place in a tag called "description" -- if a shop is not *called* "Mechanic", "Basics" or "Lao", that shouldn't got into the name tag. If you don't know the name or can't write...
12017-12-01 23:41:32 UTCmbethke This supermarket sits in the middle of an intersection. Maybe that's the correct GPS position but that would require fixing the streets as well.
12017-11-27 08:14:46 UTCmbethke Hi Carlos,
sorry, I'll have to revert that one. A name tag should only hold a name in one language, "name" specifically, the local one, i.e. the Lao name in Laos. name:en said "Luang Namtha" already. The default renderer only shows the local name but other renderers don't, see\...
12017-11-24 03:52:30 UTCmbethke Hi, thanks for your contributions!
Please only use the actual place name as a name tag though, not what's on the menu nor prices etc. There are other tags like "cuisine" for the kind of food; prices usually don't make any sense to record on a map as they're subject to change.

12017-11-22 15:22:03 UTCmbethke Good addition, thanks! :)
12017-11-17 16:24:47 UTCmbethke Da war ja auch eine Furt gemappt, wenn man das auch schlecht erkennen kann. tourism=information bedeutet eigentlich so eine Art Info-Kiosk:
12017-11-15 15:42:06 UTCmbethke Hi,
are you sure you just wanted to map five car rentals? They don't look anything like that and the names sound like you meant villages?
12017-11-09 15:46:38 UTCmbethke Hi,
are you a guesthouse, a bar or both? Currently the place is tagged as amentity=bar as well as tourism=guesthouse.
I just fixed the names, one still said Pany Hotel.

12017-11-09 15:39:36 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your additions to OSM! Do you think you could find out the names of the places you added? It would help with searching.

12017-11-09 15:32:32 UTCmbethke Hi,
I just noticed you updated the name of this Hotel. Please don't put in Lao names with an English version of Maps.ME. Maps.ME only sets the English name (name:en), Lao must go into name:lo (and usually "name" in Laos).
You might want to try OSMand for mapping on an iPhone, it's much m...
12017-10-30 05:11:58 UTCmbethke Dear Olivier,
I have deleted your entry for Mojo Guesthouse - it was mapped already, and please don't take your disputes with hotel owners to OSM. Tripadvisor or something is there for you.

12017-10-26 05:26:27 UTCmbethke Hi,
any reason for changing this back to wrong values? See

12017-10-18 07:40:01 UTCmbethke This name is neither English (name:en) nor Lao?!
12017-10-18 06:27:49 UTCmbethke Hi,
thanks for your work, but please don't create all these cafes. They are not really cafes, so I have to delete them. When I can see what they are (ຮອງແຄມ etc.), I can fix it. Many seem to be villages?

12017-10-16 15:40:32 UTCmbethke Hi,
you keeps creating English name tags while you put Lao in them. I'm not sure how you can fix that other than use a different app -- I recommend OSMand.

12017-10-16 14:58:04 UTCmbethke That's not a wilderness hut there in the military area.
12017-10-15 13:05:07 UTCmbethke ກະລຸນາ ບໍ່ ໃສ່ ບ້ານ ດັ່ງ ຮ້ານກາເຟ. ບໍ່ ແມ່ນ ເຖືອກ.
12017-10-11 15:12:53 UTCmbethke This is also not supposed to be a cafe, is it?
12017-10-11 15:11:48 UTCmbethke Hi,
you created two cafes in the middle of the street here. Their names suggest they should be street names instead, right?
12017-10-09 02:48:34 UTCmbethke Hi Eric,
I noticed you added two hotels called "My Home" and a furniture shop called "Mama". Are you sure these are all actually hotels and furniture shops?
12017-10-07 07:55:56 UTCmbethke Are you sure this is a shelter as defined here?
12017-10-01 07:36:52 UTCmbethke Hi Guodawai,
you added an NGO office here -- the name says "mixing station" though if I can trust Google. Are you sure that's an NGO and not a company?

22017-10-01 07:38:20 UTCmbethke Ah, checking again: the area where you added a cafe looks like it could actually be an industrial gravel mixing station...?
12017-09-23 16:39:55 UTCmbethke Hi Witya,
I removed those name tags from the motorcycle shop because they're not names. They may have a sign saying "Bike for rent" but the name will be something like "Noy's Motorbike". If it has an English name at all -- and I don't think it has a Russian name on any sign, doe...
12017-09-06 12:01:35 UTCmbethke Hi, welcome to OSM!
I just fixed a few things about your contribution:
- Please don't map things that are not of public interest, like "My house". If everybody did that, we'd have thousands of "My house" places and nobody could tell them apart anyway.
- Same with "my foot...
12017-08-13 14:04:11 UTCmbethke Are you sure there is a viewpoint there? Near Dongdok? Sounds dubious to me.
12017-08-03 04:40:47 UTCmbethke Hi Tou,
are there actually two different travel agencies?
I fixed the phone number to list both numbers -- please don't put the phone number into the house number field, that's supposed to be the number of the house on the street.

12017-07-26 02:10:32 UTCmbethke No, Benoni was mapped already :)
12017-07-26 02:09:07 UTCmbethke Are you sure that's a shop where you can buy electronics? "Sandy Internet" sounds like amenity=internet_cafe
12017-07-26 01:36:37 UTCmbethke Sure this is is a campsite like this?
I visit this area l lot and haven't seen any, although a lot of things have changed there.
12017-07-25 09:32:23 UTCmbethke Hi Thierry,
welcome to OSM! Sorry I had to make a few changes to your first edit: Benoni Cafe was mapped already; the hotel without a name positioned almost right on the street makes little sense (maybe that was a first attempt for TripleThree?), and while I think Triple Three Condo is valid, it l...
12017-07-24 03:11:40 UTCmbethke Please don't put a category like "Temple" in the name field. place_of_worship is fine; to mark it as a Buddhist temple, add religion=buddhist. The name is Vat Sisangvone and was mapped already so I just deleted your node :)
12017-07-24 02:25:40 UTCmbethke Is this really a hospital or only a pharma company? If there is no doctor, the building tags are sufficient. I changed it from building=apartments to building=commercial and fixed the phone number.
12017-07-14 00:01:47 UTCmbethke Sorry, I had to delete a whole bunch of buildings here, they are actually caravans.
12017-07-03 13:30:23 UTCmbethke I just fixed this by putting all the names on a single POI. The Lao name should go into "name" and "name:lo", the English one in "name:en". makes it a bit difficult to do that though
12017-06-26 14:20:36 UTCmbethke Hi Toinoi,
a tip for your naming of places: it's a bit confusing to put English and Lao names in the same field; we have language-specific tags for that. You could set the "name" tag to the Lao name and additionally an English name in name:en. Copying the Lao name to name:lo is a good ide...
12017-06-01 10:22:38 UTCmbethke Oops. Thanks for fixing, that was a rushed update ;)
12017-05-26 00:52:55 UTCmbethke Hi Lucas,
some good ideas there like mapping the parking lot for That Luang, but please check your categories with -- a parking lot is not a place of worship even though some people might be worshipping the supercars you find there once in a while ;) Just like an aband...
12017-04-24 09:03:52 UTCmbethke Hi,
sorry, had to delete your mapping of L'Atmosphère as it was a duplicate. It takes a while for new Points of Interest to show up in MAPS.ME - usually they update the maps on a monthly basis. If you want to check if something is mapped yet, you can search for it on the web at http://osm.or...
12017-03-30 05:49:03 UTCmbethke Sorry to say but there are no supermarkets in the middle of the Mekong sand bank
12017-03-15 03:45:37 UTCmbethke Hi,
are you sure the names on the fountain and car shop you created are correct? English and Thai do not match ...
12017-03-15 02:47:32 UTCmbethke Whether it's true or not, this is not the place to take it out. Changeset reverted.
12017-02-12 13:19:55 UTCmbethke "Ban Saphanthong Naüe", besides being a weird transcription, is the name of the village and makes no sense as a street name. Sometimes streets are named with "Ban XXX Hom YYY" like the one by Webrian two streets to the east. Actually that's the best way to name them as it's ...
12017-02-06 02:43:46 UTCmbethke Hallo Lorenz,
du musst das nicht mehrfach eintragen :)
Das ist normal, dass die Points Of Interest erst mit dem nächsten monatlichen Update auf der App erscheinen.
12017-02-02 05:25:40 UTCmbethke Thanks for adding Plan International! The tagging is fine, but take care of the POI type: "place of worship" is note quite it, I changed it to "NGO Office"
12017-01-16 14:47:19 UTCmbethke Hi Weiyang,
are you sure about this OpenStreetMap edit of yours this morning? You created a shelter, which would be the first one I see in Laos. And there is a hostel called "Khamngoi village"...?

12017-01-16 13:23:29 UTCmbethke Hi Johnnie,
thanks for mapping Hive Hostel! Please avoid entering the same place multiple times though. If it doesn't turn up in immediately, that is because only updates its data once every couple of weeks, so your edits are not there right away. They are visible on the web in no m...
12017-01-09 04:41:21 UTCmbethke Hi Shanza Delicious,

just checking: is your restaurant name in Lao actually "Kouay Hom" while the English name is "Shanza Delicious"?
By the way, is a horrible map editor. Try "iD" that's available in your browser if you simply click "edit" while v...
12016-12-18 13:57:05 UTCmbethke Dear Vuekai,
you just mapped a water well in the middle of a large lake. Are you sure this is what you wanted to do?

kind regards,
12016-12-18 13:42:57 UTCmbethke Hi Dario,
sorry for deleting your mapping of Home Ideal supermarket, but it was already mapped right next to where you put it. I did take your opening hours and added the to the old node however, so thanks for that :)

12016-12-17 08:23:28 UTCmbethke Hi Brian,
thanks for your OSM additions! Just a note: it's important to add a "name" tag, not just name:en or name:lo, otherwise the POI won't have a name on the rendered map. This is usually just a copy of one of the language-specific tags, either the English or the Lao version here.
12016-09-06 14:35:21 UTCmbethke Hi Tou,
you created two nodes here, probably only one is correct?
12016-06-22 21:11:20 UTCmbethke Could you add the name of this office, please?
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