Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-11-02 14:30:00 UTCabDoug You made a colossal mess of everything that crosses the CN tracks in Calgary, apparently by using "straighten" without checking the consequences. You cannot use that function on long ways and not expect problems.
22017-11-03 04:57:42 UTCbadenk Hi Doug:

I thought I would give you a benefit of doubt, and I scanned the CNR route from the Calgary outskirts to the end of the line, and found no apparent abnormalities, so maybe you could offer some more specifics?


12017-11-01 14:16:05 UTCabDoug Unless the Outdoor Centre in old Firehall 6 has returned recently, it hasn't been there for some years. According to the City website the building is still vacant. I could see no signs of occupancy a year ago.

It may be an historical site - has its own page on City website
22017-11-08 19:37:46 UTChoserab It may very well be vacant, I've honestly never actually set foot in the building. Either way the building itself is still there, and definitely still has "Outdoor Resource Centre" painted on the side of it. ¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
12017-10-08 17:19:39 UTCabDoug Are toilets on Lakeview Golf Course really publicly accessible?
12017-09-27 02:27:23 UTCabDoug why do you think you know better about how to map roads in Calgary than the City of Calgary does? These are residential roads, not simple turning loops. Fix them!
12017-09-07 17:28:04 UTCabDoug i deleted these tennis courts because they are private and in general I oppose addition of such things unless properly tagged, and even then I regard them as litter
22017-09-07 17:28:58 UTCabDoug ps private as in belonging to a residential complex; if they belonged to a community association I would regard them as worth mapping
32017-09-08 01:32:45 UTChoserab I just don't understand that line of reasoning, Doug. It's one thing to delete something because it's blatantly wrong, but why delete something entirely as "litter"? How can it be "litter"? It's there, it exists: there will never (accurately) be anything else on the map at this e...
12017-08-25 16:52:59 UTCabDoug details do not conform to OSM standards
12017-08-24 04:41:26 UTCabDoug details do not conform to OSM standards
12017-07-19 18:32:42 UTChoserab Thanks for fixing this. :)
22017-07-19 20:20:32 UTCabDoug I normally won't map inner open areas of buildings, since they aren't visible from ground level & I suspect there are only 3 balloonists world-wide who use OSM. Inner areas aren't wrong but I just don't consider them to add useful info in most cases. An exception might be for a public building s...
32017-07-20 00:34:35 UTChoserab I generally don't include inner areas of buildings either, but this building's inner area is actually clearly visible from ground level: the walls of the enclosing corridor on the east side of the building are mostly glazing. You can see right in from the street. When I first drew in the outline for...
12017-07-19 19:37:50 UTCabDoug what criterion have you used to set the Bow River to layer = -1?
22017-07-19 19:39:14 UTCabDoug from OSM doc:
"Rivers and streams should not be tagged with layer -1 along long sections of their length, crossings should be tagged like other crossings with bridges, tunnels and layer. Waterways that are covered may be tagged with covered=yes and are generally rendered as if they flow undern...
32017-07-20 07:11:10 UTCinah_telenav Hello
Sorry, I thought that when they intersect with highway they should have layer -1. I will corrected.
Thank you
12017-06-09 14:48:54 UTCabDoug Your group as done an abysmal job of adding Dollarama stores. This particular one isn't even remotely close to the correct province. Those that are in the right city do not conform to OSM standards for tagging. Most stores in Calgary already existed, carefully placed and identified.
12017-06-05 13:37:59 UTCabDoug none of the things you have tagged as "meadow" on the U of C campus or elsewhere in Capitol Hill are meadows according to OSM documentation
22017-06-06 05:38:03 UTCRafee Hoque My apologies. Should it be 'Grass' instead? I was confused because the grass in these regions don't seem as short or consistent compared to the more well-maintained portions on campus. Hence, I thought the 'Meadow' designation would suffice. It also states that, 'Many meadows would eventually become...
12017-05-16 14:59:03 UTCabDoug Why have you placed level crossings connecting RR tracks to roads where either the roads are mapped as tunnels or the tracks are on bridges? (at Mcleod Trail & CP tracks) This is yet another case of incompetence of the telenav crew.
22017-05-17 08:00:23 UTCarming_telenav Thanks for the feedback. I've identified what you are referring to (it was an issue regarding validation tool) and I will keep an eye out for any more of these cases.
12017-05-12 12:44:42 UTCabDoug Throughout the city, pathways designated as "regional" by the City are mapped as cycle paths with foot = yes & cycle = yes. Pathways designated by the City as "local" are mapped as foot paths with foot = yes and cycle = yes.
12017-05-02 08:48:59 UTCflorinbadita_telenav Hi Doug, can you be more specific about the problem/s that you are referring.

From what i have seen in this changeset, the only difference is that the names are expanded.

If this is a local rule you should specify it...
22017-05-02 15:23:16 UTCViajero Perdido The suffixes (NW, SW, etc.) are how the City of Calgary spells the names, same with Edmonton. The OSM wiki pages for Calgary and Edmonton use NW, SW, etc. in their examples; the latter page is more explicit than Calgary's with naming examples.

So NW is literally correct, and "Northwest"...
32017-05-02 18:32:56 UTCiandees Hi Viajero. Please check your language and be more kind to others participating in OpenStreetMap. We're all trying to make the map better, and responding like that isn't really helping anyone.
42017-05-02 18:33:47 UTCiandees (Same to you, abDoug)
52017-05-03 14:19:17 UTCabDoug Names that are just plain wrong!
62017-05-03 14:23:16 UTCabDoug They are not making the map better, they are making it worse! Yes, I'm pissed off. I've put a great deal of work into the map and I do it very carefully and try very hard to be accurate. The telenav crew has showed up, presumably because they have some financial interest, repeatedly name roads incor...
72017-05-03 14:40:54 UTCiandees All of that might be true, but you only make yourself (and our map project) look bad and keep people from listening to your opinion when you use such negative and insulting language. If you had responded with something like "hi there, I think your changes are incorrect. here's a link to the cit...
82017-05-04 23:30:27 UTCabDoug THE ISSUE IS NOT THE SUFFIXES! - though that could have been avoided if the editors had bothered to look the map over for a few minutes before editing. The issue is that the telenav crew has applied completely incorrect names to roads all over the city.

I really don't care if I make your map proj...
12017-05-03 20:39:34 UTCabDoug Thanks for doing the spiffy pedestrian streets in Shouldice Park. Do do you know anything about accessibility of new washroom? They appear to be open only when "events" are on. I've been by them lots of times, but I usually go by before 6 AM and even those by the pool are closed that early...
22017-05-06 19:45:14 UTCJamesBadger I took a look around last evening, and I added more info in this changeset: The washrooms are in a fenced off area, and if the gates are closed then they are inaccessible. I assume they are locked when the gates are locked.

The Change Rooms next to...
12017-04-30 16:12:03 UTCabDoug added road name and an error - if you can't do things correctly GO AWAY!
12017-04-04 13:59:18 UTCabDoug wrong name on Panorama Hills Rise - putting wrong name on road is worse than it having no name!
12017-04-03 20:53:00 UTCabDoug wrongly named 66 Street SE
22017-04-03 21:02:26 UTCabDoug By what authority is the connector between east-bound 76 Avenue SE and south-bound 68 Street SE named "76 Avenue SE"? The City of Calgary does not apply names to these connectors. Even if it is accepted that it should have a name, why is it named 76 Avenue and not 68 Street?
32017-04-04 06:10:21 UTClorandr_telenav Thanks for the feedback, i corected.
12017-04-03 16:16:50 UTCabDoug added wrong road name; has been fixed
It would be appreciated if the telenav crew would quit doing things WRONG all over Calgary!
22017-04-04 07:19:30 UTCarming_telenav Thanks for the feedback. I've started double checking all the road names from Calgary that have been mapped by us.
12017-04-02 18:03:00 UTCabDoug area tagged as water park - this is not a water park according to OSM documentation
12017-04-02 14:42:23 UTCabDoug Fix the quadrant suffixes to conform to standard used in Calgary
22017-04-03 07:01:21 UTCarming_telenav Thanks for the feedback, I've corrected the suffixes to conform to Calgary standards
12017-04-01 21:44:20 UTCabDoug I've changed this to foot path with tags bicycle = yes (dubious, probably should be dismount), foot = yes & surface = asphalt. Pedestrian street is normally used only for large areas (see Tuscany LRT stn) or wide "streets" such as Stephen Avenue. See OSM documentation.

Most of these...
22017-04-02 01:09:06 UTCwonderstar Thank you, abDoug. I am still learning. This is a brand new development area (with Auburn Glen Close) with houses still under construction and others lived in. The path is about 2.5 meters wide, has a board fence on each side and a post in each end to prevent cars from passing. It didn't seem like ...
12017-03-31 15:34:24 UTCabDoug what is the source for this name?
12017-03-31 15:29:14 UTCabDoug the area shown as Spruce Meadows Off Leash Dog Park is not shown as such on City of Calgary off-leash area map
22017-03-31 15:31:33 UTCDavid Anderson Lam Looks like it was actually closed in preparation of the SW Calgary Ring Road.
12017-03-24 03:09:06 UTCabDoug You are adding road names without the numeric prefixes used by the City of Calgary. Clearly you know nothing about Calgary!
22017-03-30 16:25:55 UTCabDoug you have applied incorrect names to roads!
32017-04-03 06:37:13 UTCarming_telenav Thanks for your feedback. My dataset for road name is from Canvec where there are no numeric prefixes in this area. Could you please highlight which ways are wrong?
12017-03-24 03:11:01 UTCabDoug Quadrant suffixes used in Calgary are NW, NE, SW & SE. It is WAAAY past time the entire telenav crew learned how to do things properly. I am very close to asking OSM to ban all telenav editors from Calgary permanently. I sick of cleaning up your messes!
22017-04-04 07:02:36 UTCsimonap_telenav Hi,
We used Canvec as data source for road name editing and the quadrant suffixes aren't abbreviated there. Thanks for your feedback, we modified them and from now on we'll use NW, NE, SW & SE form for quadrant suffixes.
12017-03-24 02:59:28 UTCabDoug The quadrant suffixes used in Calgary are NW, NE, SW & SE, not "Northwest" etc. If you are going to edit in a city you know nothing about, take the time to learn what the standard has long been here
22017-03-24 07:58:39 UTCarming_telenav Thanks for the feedback. I used the suffix Northwest because this is how the road name in mapped in Canvec, but I will keep in mind that NW, NE, SW & SE is the standard in Calgary.
12017-03-24 02:45:30 UTCabDoug do not change the quadrant suffix for roads in Calgary to "Northwest", etc - pay attention to how things are done throughout the city before deciding your way is the right way!
12017-03-15 03:26:30 UTCabDoug you have mangled schools done according to a standard used across the city!
The building gets only street name and number. All other details including school name attach to the grounds.
Please look around and get some clues as to how things are done before going in and editing!
22017-03-15 03:28:55 UTCshellguard I'm sorry, it wasn't clear as some of objects here aren't marked at all comparing to Europe. Should I delete my change or it will be rejected?
12017-03-15 03:24:56 UTCabDoug Details attach to school grounds, not school buildings. The only details a school building should have are street name and number.
12017-03-14 17:14:11 UTCabDoug many of the features identified as footpaths (e.g. on Silvergrove Court, Sg Manor, Sg Gardens) are not paths at all but simply concrete curbs
12017-02-09 02:58:50 UTCabDoug You have mangled the intersection of Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail NW. Put it back the way it was.
You are also slopping "implied turn restrictions" all over Calgary. Cite the Alberta law to support that these turn restrictions are valid.
12017-01-18 19:37:41 UTCabDoug If you are going to add missing road names, please do it properly in a manner consistent with the way names are done in the locale.
12016-12-17 05:31:44 UTCabDoug added WRONG missing name
22016-12-17 15:08:42 UTCabDoug and another with wrong name - roads with wrong names are worse than roads with no name!
32016-12-19 07:06:09 UTCpetrar_telenav I have added the names from local data (Canvec) and Geobase Roads layer. If you have other local knowledge, please be kind add them correctly.
12016-08-20 07:35:02 UTCkartler175 Please connect highways at to enable correct routing
22016-08-23 21:10:28 UTCabDoug If I did this in the changes, it certainly wasn't intentional. I may have deleted a node that connected Centre St directly to Memorial Drive (would be very messy if you followed a route that relied on that connection without question!), without realizing that it also connect two segments in tunnel.
32016-08-23 23:03:28 UTCabDoug There is something else very strange going on here. If I move the destination to west-bound Memorial just east of Crowchild Tr. & the start to west-bound Memorial just west of of the tunnel under Centre St, osrm_car finds a strange route but mapzen_car finds the appropriate route. Neither will w...
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