Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-04-26 08:58:40 UTCCarnildo I noticed that you've mapped a number of things as "parking space". That's meant for mapping individual spaces in a parking lot; the tag for a parking lot is "car parking".
12017-04-18 06:31:41 UTCCarnildo I'm not sure what you were trying to do with this edit, but it left a number of roads stretched across the map. I've reverted the dragging, while leaving the change to the road type of alone, but you should probably review things to make sure I got it rig...
12017-04-16 22:13:26 UTCGlassman Please only add features that can be verified. I removed the parks and water features you added. I left all of your good edits.
22017-04-17 07:39:33 UTCCarnildo Unless I missed something, there weren't any good edits. The two surviving changes (which I reverted) were to turn Hallmark Apartments from "landuse=residential" to "natural=residential", and turn Walla Walla University into a park.
12017-04-15 01:48:55 UTCGlassman Welcome to OSM - marking roads as private indicates that it is posted to allow only owners and others that are individually invited. If it's just a privately maintained road that anyone can use, you can add the tag operator=
22017-04-15 06:56:10 UTCCarnildo This one's an odd case: the county has the name as "Highland *Drive*", which would imply a public road ("Lane" denotes a privately-owned road), but the parcel map doesn't have a right-of-way for it, instead showing it as running on private property. I don't recall a street sign ...
32017-04-15 18:46:10 UTCMike Chamberlain The roads in question "belong" to our little community of 37 homes -- The Highlands Homeowners Association of Spokane. The history is a little complicated; details can be found here:

At present we are working with the new owners of ...
42017-04-16 00:16:50 UTCGlassman The SCOUT parcel information probably comes from the assessor's office while the basemap imagery with labels is from their gis data. Parcel data is strange. Skagit County has a road data layer that is made from parcels information. In places it is off by many feet.

Keep up the great work updatin...
12017-04-02 07:03:26 UTCCarnildo Thanks for your edits.

The "name" field should only be used for actual names, not descriptions. To indicate that an area is a football field, you can give it the type "American Football Field", which lets it show up in searches for football fields, and lets mapping software d...
12017-03-29 08:37:09 UTCCarnildo Wrong "Grandfather Mountain". The links you added were for one in North Carolina, not the one in Idaho.
22017-04-18 09:41:32 UTCfidcastro Hi Carnildo, thank you for reverting the data. The attributes were added in error. I have reached out to OSM editors working in North Carolina. The other Grandfather Mountain is now searchable in nominatim and we are actively working to improve that data. Many thanks, Castro."
12017-03-24 23:43:50 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you're changing the river from the commonly-used "waterway=riverbank" to the rare "natural=riverbank"?
22017-03-28 05:08:18 UTCCarnildo In the continued absence of a response, I've un-done this change.
32017-03-28 16:02:49 UTCmarkknp Carnildo, it was changed during testing of a software package. Is there a published standard or best practices for tags? They seem to be fairly random...
42017-03-28 18:25:12 UTCCarnildo The best place for finding out about existing tags is the wiki: for example, or (there are two competing standards for tagging riverbanks: one groups them with lakes, ponds, and other water are...
12017-03-27 08:39:41 UTCCarnildo Could you do this in smaller chunks? I suspect this changeset is responsible for deleting the banks of the Columbia River between John Day Dam and McNary Dam, but it's such a huge changeset that none of the usual review tools works well with it.
22017-03-27 08:58:34 UTCsebastic The tags we simply moved from the outer ways to the relation.

Can you be more specific (e.g. map link) where between John Day Dam & McNary Dam the riverbanks are missing?
32017-03-27 17:59:19 UTCCarnildo I've fixed it already, but about ten hours ago, the ways making up the relation created in had no tags and were not part of any relation. However, stale rendering of map tiles showed that they had recently been tagged and/or p...
12017-03-23 20:49:44 UTCCarnildo Consensus is that unofficial trails should be mapped, but should be marked as "informal=yes" (and "access=no" if people aren't supposed to use them).

See the discussion at and the linked mailing list discuss...
22017-03-23 22:21:40 UTCCaleb-G Thanks Carnildo. Being new here, I'm not aware of the best-practices. Is there a good method to roll it back, or should I just manually add it again as a new trail?
32017-03-24 03:30:20 UTCCarnildo I've reverted the deletion. There's a tool in the JOSM editor to do this, but it's a bit tricky to get right if you're only trying to undo part of a changeset.
42017-03-24 03:55:29 UTCCaleb-G Thank you!
12017-03-18 00:52:29 UTCCarnildo You've turned I-90 into a tunnel across the entire state of Washington twice now. Whatever you're doing, stop it.
22017-03-18 00:59:17 UTCjuuroku I'm trying to properly layer the roadways in the MBRT in Seattle. Like most people, I'm learning OSM through experimentation.
32017-03-18 02:14:13 UTCCarnildo I'm not familiar with the Vespucci editor, but when you're changing the layer/tunnel information for I-90, make sure you're selecting an individual way making up the freeway, rather than the relation that groups all of the ways together into a single unit.
42017-03-18 03:45:31 UTCjuuroku In Vespucci the individual ways and the relations appear on the same pick list when selecting a way to edit. Sometimes adjacent ways and relations appear as one big pick list. To a new person like me it isn't immediately apparent which are the ways and which are the relations. Switching to a desktop...
12017-03-17 18:36:32 UTCCarnildo Gossard Field still exists -- "Juno Elevator Road" doubles as the runway, the building with the curved roof is a hangar, and the FAA says that five airplanes operate out of it. I've restored the airport node and improved the mapping.
22017-03-17 21:34:57 UTCradnaj Thank you for double checking this and undoing my incorrect deletion, based on the imagery, and no visual evidences of the aerodrome
12017-03-15 05:28:57 UTCCarnildo In addition to whatever you were trying to do (your changeset comment of "Fixed building" doesn't resemble your changes in the least), you dragged a node of an island off the coast of Alaska. Please be more careful in the future.
22017-03-30 02:48:54 UTCJason Roy Sorry about that, I accidentally uploaded a changeset form a previous edit. Thanks for letting me know, and I'll be more careful next time with dragging nodes. Thanks!
12017-03-13 23:33:34 UTCCarnildo Please don't add fictitious data to the map. It wastes the time of those of us who have to clean it up.
12017-03-13 23:19:09 UTCCarnildo If you want to practice editing, there's a development server you can use:
12017-03-10 02:34:47 UTCCarnildo Please don't add false data to the map. It wastes the time of those of us who have to remove it.
12017-03-07 20:46:01 UTCCarnildo Please don't use a "." as the changeset comment. It's not very informative, and it's a pain to try to click on in the history view.
12017-03-02 21:08:21 UTCCarnildo Thanks for your work improving the map!

The usual way to map a school is to place the name of the school on the school grounds, but to not name school buildings unless they have their own, different name (eg. the "So-and-So Memorial Gymnasium").
12017-02-22 09:56:39 UTCCarnildo Thanks for your help with the map!

A couple of notes:

1) Parking lots should be mapped as "Car Parking". "Parking Space" is meant for the individual spaces if you're mapping a parking lot in fine detail.

2) Please don't attach things such as school grounds to adjacent s...
22017-02-22 21:31:26 UTCManOfSpokane Thanks for the info Carnildo! Funny, I was typing in "parking" for the tag lookup expecting to see something like "parking lot" but the only thing that came up was "parking space". You would have thought the lookup feature would have shown "Car Parking" as w...
32017-02-23 05:57:38 UTCCarnildo Actually, I think the problem with the lookup feature is that it tries to be too smart: a search for "parking" does bring up "car parking", but it's mixed in with "car sharing", "charging station", "park", and other things that might or might not be ...
12017-02-23 01:58:43 UTCCarnildo Please don't add fictional content to the map.
22017-02-23 06:10:40 UTCnammala Carnildo, Great you have cleaned up the data
12017-02-14 06:50:09 UTCCarnildo You've drawn this building as overlapping two different houses. Which one is #9011?
12017-02-14 06:21:28 UTCCarnildo Did you mean to remove the "highway=" tag from East A Street in this edit?
22017-02-14 08:07:24 UTCrza31 Hello Carnildo,
thanks for notice. It was a mistake by mapping.
12017-02-13 19:54:19 UTCCarnildo You appear to have forgotten to indicate what sort of thing this is. Mapping a bare address has some value, in that routing software can give directions to it, but it really helps if you add a "house" or "apartment" tag (or the generic "residential building" tag if you...
12017-02-11 20:38:20 UTCCarnildo Did you mean to mark a section of railroad as "abandoned" in this edit? The section near the Baird Springs Road tunnel doesn't look abandoned to me, just shadowed by the edge of the cutting.
22017-02-12 13:00:04 UTChofoen Thanks for the note. I fixed it.
12017-02-07 22:21:26 UTCCarnildo The "name" field should only be used to give the names of things, not to describe them. It's obvious from the tags that a path is a path, so you don't also need to name it "path".
12017-02-04 05:17:40 UTCCarnildo That does not look particularly park-like in aerial imagery, and the Pullman parks department is unaware of any park named "Egg Park", or of a park by any name in that location.
12017-02-03 05:20:57 UTCCarnildo Thanks for your work in mapping the less-populated parts of Idaho.

OpenStreetMap measures elevations in meters, not feet, and lets end-user software decide what units to display it in. By changing the numbers for Stevens Peak, you've made it appear to be the tallest mountains in Idaho.

(I've ...
12017-02-03 05:06:43 UTCCarnildo For future reference, the correct tag for a parking lot or parking garage is "car parking" (amenity=parking). "Parking space" is for if you're mapping the individual spaces within a parking lot.
12017-02-03 04:44:24 UTCCarnildo In general, we don't record the ownership of private residences on the map.
12017-02-03 04:24:23 UTCCarnildo What was the assignment, to vandalize the map? I believe everything in this changeset has been deleted as having no basis in reality.
12017-02-01 07:15:08 UTCCarnildo Is it really called "Short Pointless Path"?
12017-02-01 01:25:08 UTCCarnildo Is there really a hospital in the Cheney Fire Department building?
12017-01-28 19:51:02 UTCCarnildo The "name" field should only be used for the actual name of something. What sort of thing it is is indicated by tags such as "commercial area".
12017-01-28 11:03:16 UTCCarnildo I've reverted this change. As best I can tell, the "park" is a vacant lot and the footway doesn't exist. Further, the change messed up the data for bus route #160 by adding the vacant lot to it.
12017-01-28 10:51:11 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you think that the Centennial Trail is better classified as a footway than as a cycleway? Sure, it probably sees more foot traffic than bicycle traffic, but it's advertised as a cycle route, marked as a cycle route, and everyone knows it as a cycle route.
12017-01-27 05:41:58 UTCCarnildo If you put the address in the address field rather than the name field, route-finding software can use it when users enter it as their destination.
12017-01-27 02:21:38 UTCCarnildo Are you sure about the park you added just north of the cemetery? It looks to me like it's just somebody's house.
12017-01-27 01:20:55 UTCCarnildo The "name" field should only be used for actual names. Attributes such as "this is a sidewalk" are indicated by appropriate tagging.
12017-01-26 11:27:42 UTCCarnildo A "Code Blue Emergency Station" sounds like it should be tagged as an "emergency phone" ( Is this correct?
22017-01-31 18:39:24 UTCjagather1 Yes, it does seem like a better fit. I changed them to emergency phones after reading the wiki-link. Thank you.
12017-01-26 11:21:35 UTCCarnildo Cheney Community Church is mapped twice here, once as a node with an address of 205 Pine Street, and once as a building with an address of 1307 3rd Street. Which one is correct?
12017-01-25 22:09:51 UTCCarnildo Please only map things that actually exist.

I don't know if the watercourse you've modified is better mapped as a "stream" or a "ditch", but I'm confident enough that there isn't a meadow, a pond, a lake, or a Reformed Zoroastrian temple at the intersection of Third and Roosev...
12017-01-24 22:10:32 UTCCarnildo Is there an actual park here? On the aerial imagery, it looks like it's just a vacant lot.
12017-01-17 05:06:14 UTCCarnildo You appear to have re-named the United States in this changeset. Consequently, I've reverted it.
12017-01-10 09:14:17 UTCCarnildo You've mapped a long section of Radar Creek as a bridge here. Is this accurate (an extended boardwalk or similar), or an error?
12017-01-05 21:43:40 UTCCarnildo Are you sure about "Indian Prairie School"? Aerial imagery shows something that looks more garage-like than school-like, none of the local school districts has an "Indian Prairie School", and I can't find anything about it on the web.
22017-01-05 22:08:12 UTCPHerison This was just a merge of node 356540317 and way 311148180. I've no information about "Indian Prairie School".
32017-01-06 07:51:21 UTCCarnildo Upon further investigation, that building is Spokane County Fire District 10's station #3. I've updated the map.

The node in question was from the GNIS import, a data source almost as problematic as TIGER, but less well-known. Looking at the associated record in the GNIS website, it was added t...
12016-12-08 05:54:36 UTCCarnildo Some of these tags don't seem to be appropriate. For example, "Hillside" ( and "Walker's Point" ( both have the Wikidata tag "Q6988108", which is "Neighborhoods of Milwau...
22017-01-04 22:35:06 UTCnyuriks Carnildo, thanks, totally forgot about this issue - I have easily found all affected items using relation["wikipedia"~"#"]["wikidata"]["admin_level"];
query. That said, these are not incorrect Wikidata IDs, they are simply less then accurate, and should be...
32017-01-05 11:16:31 UTCnyuriks Ok, done - all Milwaukee neighborhoods (wikidata=Q6988108) have been fixed - i created wd items for them
42017-01-05 21:11:40 UTCCarnildo Thanks -- that seems like the best solution.
12016-12-30 19:39:40 UTCskorasaurus Hi,
welcome to OpenStreetMap.

Nice details and edits here on the golf course.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or ask at

Will (from Cleveland)
22016-12-30 20:06:08 UTCAble05 Thank you. It's sure taking some time to work through the course. I am new to this, so it may very well likely be widely-known, but I find it cumbersome to edit some of these things. For example, when adding a sand bunker, it seems unnecessary to have to add both golf=bunker and natural=sand since t...
32016-12-31 20:34:39 UTCCarnildo The JOSM editor ( lets you set up tag presets to apply as many tags as you want in one action, but it's got its own steep learning curve.
12016-12-29 23:07:31 UTCCarnildo Thanks for adding to the map!

A tip for better mapping: if a path meets a road, make sure the two are connected (the connection will show up as a grey dot in the editor). This lets routing software know that it's possible to get from one to the other, and use the path when finding walking direct...
12016-12-27 13:15:22 UTCupendrakarukonda Hi AT4TWalker,

Welcome to OpenStreetMap. Your contribution is appreciable. It's better not to use proprietary sources for mapping in OpenStreetMap.


22016-12-29 06:05:06 UTCCarnildo Besides, in my experience, Google often gets park boundaries spectacularly wrong.
12016-12-23 19:57:16 UTCDavidKewley Hi ncmh91, looks like you removed a runway and associated taxiway, and shrunk the airport grounds accordingly. Could you provide a URL describing this change in the real world? I'm still seeing references on the web to the removed runway, and I'm not (immediately) finding references to its being rem...
22016-12-24 08:30:22 UTCCarnildo Bing, Mapbox, and USGS imagery all have "X"s at the ends of the runway, indicating long-term closure. The FAA master record for the airport ( also notes that runway 4R/22L is closed "until further notice".

It's p...
32016-12-24 19:27:47 UTCDavidKewley OK, cool, I've learned something today. Thanks Carnildo!
42016-12-24 23:42:19 UTCncmh91 Thanks Carnildo for helping clear this up!
12016-12-24 05:49:49 UTCCarnildo Are you *sure* this is tertiary? Aerial imagery shows a one-lane gravel road.
12016-12-20 07:18:27 UTCCarnildo Whatever you did to the Waikiki Road bridge over the Little Spokane, it broke the Fairwood boundary relation. I've fixed it, but please be more careful in the future.
12016-12-19 05:18:15 UTCCarnildo What's your basis for mapping Cliff Drive as a one-way street? It sure looked two-way this afternoon.
12016-12-18 01:28:31 UTCCarnildo Spokane County's municipal boundary map ( isn't the most detailed in the world, but it seems to think that the original Spangle city limits were correct -- that yes, the southern boundary does cut diagonally through a field.
12016-12-17 10:30:10 UTCCarnildo Err, no.

Anyone driving Dike Bypass and expecting a trunk road will be very surprised to find themselves on a narrow two-lane road with assorted driveways coming off it.
12016-12-15 09:48:05 UTCCarnildo Um, no.

Crown Point may or may not be a state highway; I've got no information on that. But it is not in any way a secondary highway. It is a short stub of paved road providing access to a minor park and a pair of dirt roads.
12016-12-15 09:32:19 UTCCarnildo Thanks for updating these roads.

If a road is entirely closed to heavy-truck traffic, you can indicate that by adding a tag of "hgv" with a value of "no"; if it's closed except for local deliveries, you'd use a value of "destination".

The iD editor doesn't have a ...
12016-12-13 21:48:50 UTCCarnildo The lower terminal of the Skyride is a military area? Sorry to put it so bluntly, but what the hell?
22016-12-13 21:53:11 UTCCarnildo Additionally, where are you getting the name "White Park" from? As far as I can tell, it's just a stray piece of city-owned riverbank.
12016-12-13 07:30:47 UTCCarnildo Um, what?

Last time I drove past, that sure looked like a statue of Abraham Lincoln.
12016-12-12 02:02:04 UTCCarnildo I've reverted this changeset.

1) To the best of my knowledge, the Spokane city limits run down the west side of Haven, not the centerline.
2) Adding a "landuse=commercial" polygon on top of the Spokane County Fair polygon violates the principle that one OSM object should correspond to ...
12016-12-11 23:02:53 UTCCarnildo Are you sure all of this is Spalding Auto Parts? The fencelines and different car-parking patterns look like they could belong to two different junkyards.
12016-12-07 23:05:14 UTCCarnildo A mini-roundabout is a type of junction between multiple streets. For a roundabout-type structure at the end of a street, mark it as a "turning loop".
12016-12-05 23:59:25 UTCCarnildo Please don't abbreviate street names. It's easy enough for a computer to turn a full name into an abbreviated one if it needs to save space, but going the other direction can be difficult or impossible. For example, should "St" be expanded to "Street", or "Saint"?
12016-12-04 23:02:45 UTCCarnildo I've partially reverted this changeset. The Bing imagery for Sprague is out of date -- the intersection at the northwest corner of the town has been re-worked into a conventional four-way intersection with a driveway coming out of it.
12016-11-18 14:18:41 UTCSomeoneElse Hello,
You've added a "landuse=forest" tag to - is that really correct? The relation is "Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest" i.e. it's a protected area - a "National Forest" in US terms, but that d...
22016-11-29 19:47:13 UTCCarnildo I don't think it does. Like most national forests, Okanogan-Wenatchee is used for a mix of logging, ranching, mining, hunting, and other things. There are dedicated recreation areas and dedicated wilderness areas, and areas that are de-facto one or the other (generally due to inaccessibility), and...
12016-11-28 23:05:07 UTCCarnildo I repeat: is there a reason why you do not consider these roads to be tertiary?
12016-11-24 21:07:01 UTCCarnildo Re-removed park. Source: I went there, looked, and saw a collection of parking lots.

"North Bank Park" isn't the only erroneous park on that map. Mr. Kozlov would be rather upset if you used it as the basis for mapping his house as part of Palisades; similarly, people would be confuse...
22016-11-24 23:08:43 UTCHowpper Ok, I understand.
12016-11-23 10:29:05 UTCCarnildo ..."North Bank Park"? I've never heard of it, and as far as I can tell, neither has the Parks Department.
22016-11-24 05:30:07 UTCCarnildo Drove by it today and found several parking lots, but no park. The only place where I've been able to find a park in this area is in the master plan for redevelopment of Riverfront Park, and that's not scheduled to take place until 2018. I've deleted the park.
12016-11-23 08:54:23 UTCCarnildo Are you sure Crestline between 11th and 15th doesn't exist? Aerial imagery certainly shows something street-like.
12016-11-23 04:18:19 UTCBharataHS Hey Howpper,
Your efforts on adding data on to OSM is deeply appreciated. Could you please let the community know, the reason behind deleting a lake which is visible in Bing satellite imagery. Thank you.
22016-11-23 04:33:09 UTCCarnildo Not just satellite imagery. I've got a half-dozen photographs of it at various times this year.
12016-11-22 10:41:29 UTCCarnildo At least one of these still existed in October -- at least in the form of a sign on a store. I didn't check to see if it was still open for business, as I was navigating a busy parking lot at the time.
12016-11-16 18:52:55 UTCneuhausr Did you mistype? Either the name or the tag is wrong
22016-11-16 22:03:20 UTCTgd108 Sorry. The tag is wrong. Didn't set it as post office intentionally. It is a music store. Couldn't find which tag to put for that. First location for me. Will try to figure out how to repair it. Thanks for the heads up.
32016-11-19 20:32:58 UTCCarnildo The tag would be either Music Store ("shop=music", for a store that sells CDs, vinyl records, etc.), or Music Instrument Store ("shop=musical_instrument", for a store that sells instruments and related things). I don't know if the Maps.Me editor has presets for these, but the iD...
12016-11-18 10:35:29 UTCuser_5359 Welcome to OSM! You paint a new way over a existing street ( And the name "P-1302 Access Road to Soccer Park (RRE Homeowner Association)“ isn’t a name, this is a description! What is wrong with the highway "Eastridge Drive NE"?
22016-11-18 21:12:36 UTCSusanWi According to the Redmond Ridge East plat, Eastridge Drive ends at the roundabout where it connects to 244th Place NE. The section of road to the south/southeast of the roundabout is an access road on parcel 720322-0620 that belongs to the Redmond Ridge East homeowners association. It is not an ext...
32016-11-19 20:20:59 UTCCarnildo Since you're using the iD editor, you can split a road into two parts by clicking on the road, then shift-clicking on the dot at the appropriate place to split the road (if there isn't one, you can drag the nearest triangle icon on the road to create one). Then, click the "scissors" icon ...
12016-11-19 20:05:59 UTCCarnildo The "name" field should only be used for the name of the object, and nothing else -- computers don't understand that a suffix of "(Closed)" means that a gas station is closed, and so it will still show up in searches.

The customary way to indicate that a business has been clos...
12016-11-19 03:03:02 UTCCarnildo Did you mis-type the tags for the signals here?
22016-11-19 03:14:36 UTCNatfoot apparently autocorrect was not happy.
12016-11-18 22:51:17 UTCCarnildo When mapping businesses, it's useful to indicate what sort of business it is, to make it easier to find. For example, "Roger's Towing & Recovery", in addition to being a building, is probably also a "car repair shop" (tag "shop", value "car_repair").
12016-11-18 08:43:55 UTCCarnildo Thanks for adding speed limits -- it's nice to know I'm not the only one who cares about them.
12016-11-15 19:51:13 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you placed two wastebaskets in apparently-random parts of Area 51?
12016-11-15 05:15:54 UTCCarnildo "shop=cannabis" is the more-common way of tagging marijuana stores (120+ uses versus 12). I've gone ahead and changed it.
12016-11-15 05:09:36 UTCCarnildo You're not allowed to use Google Maps as a source for mapping. The data isn't under an open license, and Google could react in legally unpleasant ways to people copying it.
12016-11-15 04:42:12 UTCCarnildo The more information you can provide about something, the easier it is for people to find it. For example, in addition to marking the building as being a commercial building, you could tag it as a bank, and indicate that it's got an ATM (or not).
12016-11-13 00:57:32 UTCCarnildo Two issues with this edit:

1) "Simple changes" isn't a very descriptive comment. If I'm reading the changes correctly, a more accurate comment would be something like "added points of interest".

2) Elevations in OSM are measured in meters, not feet. Your change to the sum...
12016-11-09 20:00:51 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you don't want 13th/Rosamond/West/Westcliff/Deska classified as tertiary? The route has an elevated speed limit, right-of-way over intersecting minor roads, and is classified by the city as an arterial -- all indications that it should be tagged as "tertiary".
12016-11-09 19:19:42 UTCCarnildo Where are you getting the name "Grand Junction" and the presence of a stop sign on a railroad from?
12016-11-09 00:15:08 UTCCarnildo Is this a fire station? Fire stations have their own building type, so they can be indicated as such with an appropriate icon or other marking.
12016-11-09 00:11:19 UTCCarnildo The "name" field should only be used for names, not descriptions. Most parking lots don't have names.
12016-11-08 23:56:56 UTCCarnildo Buildings should not be placed inside other buildings -- it makes it hard for map renderers to draw things correctly. The preferred way to map a building containing multiple businesses is to draw the outline as a generic building, then add a "point" feature for each business.
12016-11-08 23:51:58 UTCCarnildo Is the name of this actually "Residential Development"? The "name" field for objects should only be used for actual names, not descriptions.
12016-11-08 08:43:33 UTCCarnildo Wouldn't it make more sense to draw a "landuse=residential" around the entire apartment complex and name it "Eagle Point Apartments", rather than putting the apartment-complex name on each building individually?
12016-11-03 06:35:41 UTCCarnildo "I Street" is already on the map as a residential road. What were you trying to do here?
12016-11-02 22:38:20 UTCCarnildo The "apartments" tag is for apartment *buildings*, not apartment *complexes*. Applying it to an apartment complex causes the complex to be drawn as a single very large building.
12016-10-30 22:27:04 UTCCarnildo Is this actually a road named "private driveway"? If it's an ordinary driveway, the correct way to mark it as such is a road type of "driveway" with an allowed access of "private". The "name" field should only be used for actual names.
12016-10-28 07:35:20 UTCCarnildo Since when has Pinecroft Natural Area Preserve been a military area?
22016-10-28 21:57:42 UTCHowpper I did this because the area is not open to the public, and it was meant to represent a restricted area.
12016-10-28 03:32:33 UTCCarnildo The classification of places is based on their size, not on the official name. That said, I agree that Pullman is probably large enough to be classified as a city rather than a town.
12016-10-27 18:37:16 UTCCarnildo Landuse tags should indicate "what it's actually used for", not "what it's zoned for".
12016-10-26 16:21:18 UTCHowpper I see what you mean, the part north of I-90 was once part of the park, but no longer officially is, but according to "", the part north of Liberty Park Place is part of the park. Is this incorrect?
22016-10-26 19:36:58 UTCCarnildo Based on the Liberty Park map at, it's not part of the park.

I haven't been to the park recently, but aerial imagery shows the block north of Liberty Park Place as a brown, weed-filled lot, where the area south of the road is well-watered, well-maintained ...
12016-10-26 18:58:27 UTCHowpper I found it on an old city map. It must be an old name. ";JSESSIONID=0ae03a53-2ba6-4218-be98-5f0dfd7208e9?showTipAdvancedSearch=false&showShareIIIFLink=true&showTip=false&helpU...
22016-10-26 19:28:59 UTCCarnildo That map dates from 1956, back when Havermale Island was an industrial area surrounding a railroad station. The island was completely re-shaped for the 1974 World's Fair, and is currently undergoing another major renovation.
12016-10-20 11:25:55 UTCPaul Johnson Maybe this should be undeleted, and instead retagged as a brownfield site. Deleting the property also removes the address, which is still valid for this site.
22016-10-21 05:15:15 UTCPaul Johnson If there's no objection, I will be reverting this edit to restore the deleted address.
32016-10-22 07:24:39 UTCCarnildo I've used the "destroyed" lifecycle prefix ( for buildings that have been burned down or otherwise destroyed by disaster. It's common for them to be rebuilt on the same foundation with the same roof outline, and this preserves the infor...
42016-10-22 13:38:55 UTCPaul Johnson That's probably a good idea on this building, since it is *Very* much destroyed, and damaged most of the buildings within the vicinity (I've heard reports of damage as far up as Irving in one direction and Everett in the other). The building itself looks like it basically exploded, fell into it's o...
12016-10-21 03:14:19 UTCCarnildo I don't think it's accurate to describe this section of MLK Way as "open for traffic": as of half an hour ago, the "road closed" construction barriers were still up at the intersection with Sherman.
12016-10-17 06:48:44 UTCCarnildo "boundary=national_park" is a general-purpose "large protected area" tag. The "protected_area" tagging system gives more precision, but until more map renderers understand it, double-tagging national forests as national parks is fairly standard practice.

12016-10-14 20:47:47 UTCCarnildo The correct tagging for a geyser is "natural=geyser", not "natural=volcano".
12016-10-10 17:50:22 UTCJohnny Mapperseed Have you confirmed their location with an on the ground survey? I hate to be a bummer, but the bing sat imagery is of downtown before significant renovations. Basically none of it is good anymore, unless you've recently been on the ground and know what remains and what has changed.

Anyway thanks ...
22016-10-11 17:40:02 UTCschloss I have confirmed the location of these trees both by visiting Kent recently, and by referencing Google's aerial imagery when making the change, which Is far more up to date than Bing's.
32016-10-13 09:13:14 UTCCarnildo Don't do that -- Google isn't on the list of acceptable sources. If you need more recent imagery, Mapbox Satellite and USGS Large Scale Imagery both tend to be newer than Bing, and are freely usable (if lower resolution).
12016-10-13 05:58:05 UTCCarnildo By what stretch of the imagination does Spokane have a population of nearly three-quarters of a million people?
22016-10-13 16:23:42 UTCHowpper I was counting the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Combined Statistical Area. Now I see that it should have the population of the city proper.
12016-10-12 06:45:02 UTCCarnildo Please don't attach things to roads that aren't actually part of the road, like you did with Greenacres Elementary in this edit. It makes it a pain to edit those roads to to add things like speed-limit changes.
12016-10-10 00:33:17 UTCNatfoot Carnildo, I drove through there as well today. Any idea why there is no railway on that bridge? railway=rail ?
22016-10-10 02:11:29 UTCCarnildo Probably an editing mix-up.
12016-10-09 04:42:32 UTCCarnildo Where did you get the idea that there was a traffic signal at the intersection of Spokane Falls and Sherman? It was a four-way stop when I drove through this afternoon.
12016-10-09 04:28:12 UTCCarnildo I don't know what this building is supposed to represent, but there's no building there. I've deleted it.
12016-10-09 01:45:02 UTCCarnildo Mount Spokane Park Drive is not primary. It is not really secondary, it is merely customary to describe state highways as such. Tertiary would be reasonable, as would "unclassified".

It's a winding rural road that doesn't go much of anywhere. It is certainly not "a road that lin...
22016-10-09 01:51:55 UTCCarnildo This particular stretch of road is a badly-potholed two-lane road with no markings, that connects only to a ski-area parking lot (closed in the summer) and a small group of summer homes.
12016-10-09 00:49:12 UTCCarnildo I drove past both ends of this bridge today, and saw no signs of construction. Further, according to the most recent newspaper articles I've seen, it's still in the "where can we get ten million dollars?" stage of construction.

According to OSM standards, that means it should be mapped...
12016-10-08 19:05:37 UTCCarnildo The "link" road classification is only for "links": short stretches of connecting road. See the wiki articles:
12016-10-08 05:02:24 UTCCarnildo I don't know what you were trying to do here, but stretching a building across half the world clearly isn't right. I've reverted it.
12016-10-06 05:39:31 UTCCarnildo Is there really a traffic signal there, or did you mis-mark a railroad crossing?
12016-10-06 01:01:17 UTCCarnildo Columbus Street is one-way northbound. There is no southbound entrance into the roundabout.
12016-10-05 21:41:51 UTCCarnildo Planned routes should be "highway=proposed", "proposed=". The "construction" tag should only be used when actual building is taking place, not when the current status is "being heavily debated".
12016-09-29 01:35:32 UTCCarnildo This edit broke the railroad bridge over Cannon Street, making it run east-west and connecting it to 5th Avenue. I've fixed it, but please try to be more careful in the future.
12016-09-28 02:49:42 UTCCarnildo Where in the world did you get the idea that Spokane has over a half-million people?
12016-09-26 17:41:43 UTCCarnildo I've converted "Gate" into a gate, and deleted "Bike" and "Sean", based on available imagery. The bench may be redundant, or there may be two benches in the area, and Mapbox imagery shows something that might be a rest area near the "rest area" POI.
12016-09-22 03:49:28 UTCCarnildo Why did you delete the lake here? It was very much in existence as of May 7, 2016.
12016-09-19 16:55:43 UTCCarnildo Where did you get your information about the pond you added near Warden? The aerial imagery looks to me like it's farmland, not water.
22016-09-19 17:03:45 UTCSathyaPendyala Are you referring to the change set 42273368? It's a baseball field.
32016-09-19 19:09:25 UTCCarnildo I'm referring to way 443209289:
42016-09-19 20:41:39 UTCSathyaPendyala Yes. You're absolutely correct. It's just farmland. It's my mistake. Thanks for pointing that.
12016-09-17 04:35:08 UTCCarnildo According to my photos and notes from last week, you're right.
12016-09-14 03:16:30 UTCCarnildo This section of Sprague is very definitely not a secondary road. It's a narrow residential street that qualifies as "tertiary" only because traffic on it has the right-of-way over that on any of the intersecting streets.
12016-09-13 17:47:33 UTCCarnildo Where are you getting these "Clark" addresses from? As far as I can tell from searching on the Internet, the Keller Ferry campground and other things in the area have "Wilber" addresses.
12016-09-01 21:34:08 UTCCarnildo When recording the names of streets, the usual practice is to fully expand abbreviations. It's easy for an end-user to condense "avenue" to "ave" if they need it, but rather harder to tell if "St" should be "street" or "saint".

See http://wiki.op...
12016-09-01 04:18:52 UTCCarnildo Thanks for adding this -- I don't know how I missed it when I was mapping the area earlier this year. My mapping notes show both ends of it, but somehow, I never followed up on mapping the actual trail.

Is "bridle path" the actual name for it? When I've been mapping things in Riversid...
22016-09-01 13:06:07 UTCreecee Glad to be able to help. Good point. I don't know that there is an actual name for the trail, just that it is within the horse / hiker only boundaries. I think your idea is best. I'll try to remove the name and just leave the trail type.
12016-09-01 04:08:32 UTCCarnildo What's your source for the names here? "Equestrian Lane" is what's on the street signs for the road intersecting Trails/Government Way while "Aubrey L. White" is on the big, fancy, non-official sign. The road leading to the equestrian area doesn't have any name that I've been a...
12016-08-31 18:06:22 UTCCarnildo I don't think "Servpro of Northwest Spokane" is part of the roadway of Fir Avenue. Could you move it to the building the business is in and mark it with the appropriate business type?

The reason you're not seeing the list of business types in the editor is because you've literally att...
12016-08-21 09:15:54 UTCCarnildo I *really* don't like the idea of calling Riverside State Park a "national park": it's an administrative conglomerate of all sorts of things, ranging from the highly-protected Little Spokane area, to Parks Department land, to DNR campgrounds, to land owned by Avista that was logged earlier...
22016-08-21 21:01:58 UTCGwennDragon I'm fairly confident that this tag is correct, and I'm willing to stand by it. Allow me to explain my reasoning. Like leisure=nature_reserve, boundary=national_park is used more broadly than the normal English interpretation of the phrase would suggest. It is generally used for any government-declar...
32016-08-27 05:56:22 UTCCarnildo I think someone should invent a time machine so I can go back in time and swat whoever thought "national_park" was a good tag name for "large, generally wilderness-style recreation area".
12016-08-16 04:05:07 UTCCarnildo Is this a ski lift, or a trail following a lift? The usual tagging for lifts is "aerialway=chair_lift" (or other "aerialway=" tags for other types of lift; see
22016-08-16 17:10:14 UTCnaimon It's a trail following an old ski lift.
12016-08-16 03:39:48 UTCCarnildo I'm not comfortable with armchair-mapping the trails in Mount Spokane State Park.

1) There's been some re-alignment and closure of trails in the park in the past decade. Some Strava tracks correspond to routes that are now closed.

2) Some of the trails in the park are former logging roads tha...
12016-08-15 06:24:15 UTCCarnildo Did something go wrong with this edit? You've got a couple of nodes tagged as "railway=signalGEIGER JCT".
22016-08-15 06:39:33 UTCNatfoot Yes it did, Thank You
12016-08-08 03:09:31 UTCCarnildo Are you sure you've got "Boat Ramp" tagged properly? The name and position imply it's a "leisure=slipway", but you've marked it as an "amenity=parking".
12016-07-27 06:47:53 UTCCarnildo Are you sure "nature reserve" is the correct classification? When I was mapping the trails, I had to dodge cattle herds a few times -- not something I'd expect to do on a nature reserve.
22016-08-06 03:42:07 UTCGwennDragon The OSM tag leisure=nature_reserve is used a bit more broadly than the usual meaning of the term would suggest. Still, I agree that it is a bit of a stretch. Before my edit, it was labeled with boundary=protected_area & protect_class=27 (Generic public land), which did not render on the map. I o...
32016-08-06 06:45:39 UTCCarnildo I was hoping you'd know of a better tagging. This sort of situation is exactly the sort of thing "protect_class" is supposed to be for; too bad getting it to render has been an unresolved issue for years.
12016-08-03 04:52:07 UTCCarnildo There are some major problems with this edit:

1) Indian Canyon Park does not exist except on paper. On the ground, every entrance sign, boundary marker, and trailhead map calls it part of Palisades Park.

2) The boundaries you have for "Indian Canyon Park" don't match either the on-t...
22016-08-06 02:59:56 UTCGwennDragon First the lesser matter: I reclassified the trail that connects from Rimrock Drive to Trail 120 (which I originally added to the map a few years ago), for two primary reasons. First, it is not one of the parks official trails, and is thus not marked, does not show up on the official maps, and is not...
32016-08-06 03:08:35 UTCGwennDragon As for the rest of my edit, I am honestly unsure of what would be the best way to mark the park boundaries. From one perspective, the separate units have separate ownership and should be marked as separate entities, even if they are managed as a unit "Palisades Park" is not a true, singula...
42016-08-06 03:19:21 UTCGwennDragon For the most part, I would be supportive of reverting my edit, except for two changes. First, the area approximately bounded by the railroad, Greenwood, and Trail 101 is private property, despite what the Palisades map says. I wasn't aware of this until recently when I ran into a man and his family ...
52016-08-06 03:22:43 UTCGwennDragon Thanks for bringing these things to my attention! It's good to know that I'm not alone in my efforts to map the area. I'm on a self-imposed break from mapping for a while, so you can make changes if you like, or I'll come back and fix everything up in a week.
62016-08-06 06:43:29 UTCCarnildo My personal choice would be to combine the Indian Canyon and Palisades sections under the name "Palisades Park" (since that's what's on all the signs), while leaving Rimrock Conservation Area.

Most of the Greenwood/101/Railroad area is legally part of Greenwood Cemetery, but is de-facto...
12016-08-03 00:23:53 UTCCarnildo Are the trails you've added here based on actual GPS traces or on-the-ground observations? What you've drawn looks like the trails that *should* exist according to the county's maps, but when I visited earlier this year, I was unable to locate the trail leading from the parking area, and I didn't h...
22016-08-06 02:31:43 UTCGwennDragon My edits are based on the county map. I have not actually been to this park in person yet, though I've been across the river many times. If you want to remove any of the trails I marked which you think are inaccurate, that's okay with me.
32016-08-06 05:33:02 UTCCarnildo I plan to head out there this weekend, and I'll be updating the map based on what I find.
12016-08-03 07:27:28 UTCCarnildo Where are you getting the boundaries of Sontag Park from? The boundaries on the ground are a bit fuzzy in the area, but as far as I can tell, most of what you've got as Sontag is actually part of Riverside State Park.

In particular, the parking area at 47.78397 N, 117.54904 W is definitely part ...
22016-08-06 02:50:58 UTCGwennDragon I've been to Sontag Park, but it was long enough ago that my memory of it is hazy. I based my edit on the map from Spokane County Parks & Recreation ( Upon checking Riverside's own map and the state BLM data, I believe that you are most lik...
32016-08-06 05:27:08 UTCCarnildo Sontag Park's a bit tricky: ownership of the land it's on is split between Nine Mile Falls School District and the State Parks Department.

My decision on where to split between "Nine Mile Elementary", "Sontag Park", and "Riverside State Park" was somewhat arbitrary: ...
12016-08-03 07:42:23 UTCCarnildo Page Airport appears to be gone: the older Bing and Mapbox imagery shows whiteXs at the ends of the runway indicating closure, while large parts of the runway appear overgrown in the latest Mapbox images.
12016-08-03 07:37:50 UTCCarnildo Are you sure about the in-use status of this runway? The white Xs painted at the ends of the runway in the latest imagery indicate long-term closure, in which case it should probably be tagged as "disused:aeroway=runway"
12016-07-30 08:47:55 UTCCarnildo Did you forget to add tags to this?
22016-07-30 19:35:22 UTCMappingJunkie Thanks for noticing. This is a work in progress that requires loading lots of GeoTiffs. Since the boundary is not complete, I will leave it un-tagged until it is ready for publication.
12016-07-21 20:26:19 UTCCarnildo Please pay attention when dealing with this sort of mis-tagged way. Yes, it was mis-tagged as a quarry. But it is also mis-tagged as a mineshaft, a ditch, a peak, and an incorrectly-named road.
22016-07-22 20:39:57 UTCridixcr As I commented in, I removed only the landuse=quarry because I fixing broken polygons. And in the same way, I've already reverted my edit here Thanks for your feedback again.
12016-07-21 03:13:56 UTCCarnildo When you come across an issue like this in the Inland Northwest area of the United States, there's usually more than one problem with the data. In this case, for example, way #13922679 was simultaneously tagged as a mine, a stream, and two different roads.
22016-07-22 20:39:02 UTCridixcr Hey there!
The tag landuse=quarry is recommended just for points or areas, and as you can see in the changeset comment I was working on broken polygons so that was the reason for removing just the mentioned tag. However if you know better this area, you can please clean up all the incorrect tags in...
12016-07-12 20:50:04 UTCvincent_y79 Will have to delete this. Airport has been decomissioned in the 70's but still shows up in the charts.
22016-07-13 04:37:47 UTCCarnildo If the runway's still there but no longer in use, tagging it using one of the lifecycle prefixes such as "disused" or "abandoned" ( may be a better option.
32016-07-13 14:07:49 UTCvincent_y79 Thank you. Didn't really want to delete because it still shows up in the charts but the abandoned tag was perfect.
12016-07-11 09:09:00 UTCCarnildo Aerial imagery here shows something that looks an awful lot like a runway. Is there something I'm missing that says "Regan Ranch Airport" doesn't exist?
12016-07-07 05:02:40 UTCCarnildo Why have you tagged the bank of the Spokane River as being a river in its own right?
12016-06-26 06:46:33 UTCuser_5359 Hello! Are the streets have been built? Can we move the tag Name to the tag name?
22016-07-02 15:10:39 UTCmattmaxon No the roads have never been built. They are labeled as proposed because they are taken from planning documents from lacity planning department. Hopefully they will never be built
32016-07-04 02:23:39 UTCCarnildo The correct way to mark proposed roads is with the "proposed=residential" tag ( There doesn't appear to be an easy way to do this with the iD editor, though.

Marking them as actual roads will lead to navigation software trying to route ...
12016-07-02 19:12:28 UTCEzekielT Tigrinya is spoken more often than English in Eritrea, so this probably should be reverted.
22016-07-02 23:42:19 UTCSomeoneElse @EzekielT before you made your original change did you consult with anyone from the OSM community in Eritrea (either living there or, given the politics, mapping there and living remotely)?
32016-07-04 01:35:36 UTCCarnildo I don't care what language is used for the contents of the "name" field, so long as 1) it's just a single language, 2) it's just a single name, and 3) the name reflects one of the things it's called.
12016-06-25 05:17:10 UTCCarnildo I noticed you've named a few roads "Unconfirmed Rd". The "name" field shouldn't be used for anything except the name of the object. If you want to add a note that you're not sure a road exists, the best way is to add a "fixme=resurvey" ("Fix Me" from the &qu...
22016-06-25 17:42:39 UTCGuide Pro Thanks for the feedback Carnildo! Revised the roads as suggested and made a note for future.
12016-06-13 18:21:39 UTCCarnildo Are you sure about the east-west runway here? In the latest Mapbox imagery, it looks like it may have been abandoned and re-vegetated.
22016-06-14 16:23:49 UTCpete404 In mapbox it appears to have a strip of green vegetation, so I shrunk the runway and tagged it as disused.
32016-06-14 16:23:59 UTCpete404 Changeset 40021004
12016-06-01 02:45:12 UTCCarnildo Please don't make joke edits.
12016-05-28 06:01:02 UTCuser_5359 Welcome to OSM! Please double check the name of the fast food. Can it be Burger King ?

Please don't use abbreviations.
22016-05-28 18:05:02 UTCCarnildo Unfortunately, Maps.Me is out of date. I did some basic mapping of the shopping mall there two months ago, including that Burger King; Maps.Me hasn't picked up the changes yet.

If you've got an address, opening hours, or similar information, feel free to add them and I'll integrate it with the e...
12016-05-28 01:53:16 UTCCarnildo I'm not sure what you were trying to do, but I seriously doubt that the city limits of Speed, KS are a pipeline. I've reverted the change.
12016-05-18 22:13:28 UTCCarnildo Are the speed limits on Five Mile the result of an on-the-ground check? My experience is that roads out in the county are typically either 25 MPH or 35 MPH (or faster); 30 MPH is rare.
22016-05-18 22:50:51 UTCdagwood70 I've lived in a neighborhood off of this road for 1.5 yr, it has been these speed limits as long as I've been here. This was once rural farm area but much of it is now developed.
32016-05-18 23:00:20 UTCCarnildo Thanks for confirming it.
12016-05-14 05:26:25 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you created this Value Village again?
12016-05-13 18:32:30 UTCCarnildo This is the second time you've marked a castle where there clearly isn't one. Is there a reason for this?
22016-05-15 09:26:39 UTCTheodore Ro I put in the wrong street for that Kennewick store the first time (Center Parkway). Is it possible that when I tried to correct the address to Columbia Center Blvd that it put in a second one?
12016-05-03 20:09:32 UTCCarnildo I'm not sure what you were trying to do here, but it left US-95 tangled up, with the northbound and southbound sections crossing over each other and running the wrong way at the intersection with Hidden Haven/1st/North Llumina. I've done my best to fix it.
22016-08-05 16:18:31 UTCRichRico Hi Carnildo.
I worked on intersecting highways where they needed. Seems to be a slipping issue while joining nodes. I will review in more detail before making a change. Thanks for your feedback and fixing it.
12016-04-10 18:32:50 UTCCarnildo Two points about this edit:

1) Streams need to point in the direction of flow. You've got the lower section of Hog Creek flowing uphill.

2) Where did you get the data for the trail to the outlet of Hog Creek? My notes from my hike yesterday don't show a trail junction there, and there's noth...
22016-04-24 05:10:06 UTCCarnildo I re-surveyed the area today, and could not find any evidence of the upper section of the trail. Given the continued absence of evidence that that part of the trail exists, I'm removing it.
12016-03-28 03:18:07 UTCCarnildo Removed "Nes=Cartridge" tagging from seven buildings in this set.
12016-03-28 02:21:14 UTCCarnildo Removed "Nes=Cartridge" tagging from 54 buildings in this set.
12016-03-27 07:32:32 UTCCarnildo Is there a reason why you added "Nes=Cartridge" tags to 179 buildings in this changeset?
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