Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-10-19 05:23:07 UTCDavidKewley On all of the imagery available in iD (Bing, both DG, Esri, Mapbox, USGS LSI), the old point locations were more accurate than the new ones. So exactly what data are you using that shows the new point locations are more accurate than the old ones? I'm asking as the person who lives less than two mil...
12017-09-19 06:18:18 UTCDavidKewley The right lanes here are merge_to_left, not slight_left. And one section labels two lanes, when three are painted, and lanes=3. Please take take a stab at fixing these.
22017-09-19 07:13:04 UTCmuziriana Oh , thanks for pointing it out.Actually, I was actually converting the slight left to merge, but forgot to fix that piece after splitting.
12017-09-13 03:47:35 UTCDavidKewley This changeset converted a highway into a business, which is corruption of the map. Reverted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/51991269.
12017-09-09 05:45:27 UTCDavidKewley A highway's tags were removed and replaced with those of a business. Reverted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/51869757.
12017-09-06 05:39:11 UTCDavidKewley Double-check your edit to way 172359500 -- it looks to me like it should have stayed destination=University Drive.
12017-08-23 06:27:03 UTCDavidKewley Reverted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/51363018 to undo the conversion of a part of a street into a business.
12017-07-28 17:08:18 UTCUnhallowed Hello MiggyMidnight, this appears to be your first and only edit. Please know that we appreciate your effort but people put a lot of time into this community map to ensure it's accuracy. Placing parks and lakes may benefit your Pokemon game, but it has potential to set back a lot of work that has be...
22017-07-29 06:29:18 UTCDavidKewley @Unhallowed: I appreciate your watching for Pokemon Go edits that may be inappropriate. In this specific changeset, looking at Achavi and imagery, the edits look legitimate to me. What specifically did you see in this changeset that caused you concern?
32017-08-21 16:59:51 UTCMiggyMidnight @Unhallowed: I appreciate your interest in my edits. I will, however, suggest that you do more research before blatantly accusing someone of trying to negatively affect the accuracy of OpenStreetMap by creating false edits. If by some chance my eyes deceived me and I did not see a public restroom or...
42017-08-21 19:42:29 UTCUnhallowed Hilarious. There was previously a lake and park attached to Bristol street as well as the various foot paths surrounding the park and all over the street. I personally reverted the bad edits in here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/50656855

You're a real piece of work Miggy. ;)
52017-08-22 06:29:31 UTCDavidKewley @Unhallowed: You did do good cleanup in that changeset, but the improper edits that you cleaned up were not placed by MiggyMidnight, but by 921sancho. See https://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=50656855. You did nice work technically, but please be careful about attribution of mischief, and if so...
12017-08-17 05:25:40 UTCDavidKewley This changeset changed a street to a business. Reverted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/51193116.
12017-08-15 03:03:27 UTCDavidKewley It looks like you named the building after the nearby street. Was that a mistake?
22017-08-16 23:07:41 UTCyurasi I've deleted the name. Could you please add the correct name in this building?
32017-08-17 03:25:26 UTCDavidKewley I'd like to add a name, but I'm unlikely to drive by any time soon. At least now it doesn't have a name that's probably incorrect. Thanks!
42017-08-17 23:03:13 UTCyurasi Thanks to you DavidKewley :)
12017-05-16 03:45:06 UTCDavidKewley themarcus13, thank you for contributing to OSM!

Unfortunately, this changeset has at least two big problems, where nodes were dragged far from where they should be. Also, if you tag pools, they not be natural=water, but rather follow http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dswimming_pool....
12017-05-13 22:44:21 UTCDavidKewley Hi john9600, welcome to OSM. I'm removing your hotel node, because it's many miles from its correct location. Please try again! -David
12017-04-19 05:03:04 UTCDavidKewley In Laguna Niguel, CA (near me), you deleted all tags http://osm.mapki.com/history/way.php?id=321217297 from the Lifetime Fitness parking area http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/321217297 except amenity=parking. The tags you deleted looked probably accurate and helpful to me. Why did you delete them?
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22017-04-19 08:20:31 UTCclay_c Oof, there are some tags that shouldn't have been deleted. I'll fix that.

As for the Lifetime Fitness issues, someone had gone through and added in all the Lifetime Fitness locations across the country... poorly. There was a lot of messy data: parking lots drawn as one giant zig-zagging parking a...
32017-04-19 14:55:39 UTCDavidKewley Thanks very much! Makes more sense to me now.
12017-04-17 06:40:25 UTCDavidKewley This changeset deleted the outline of the Kanza Education and Science Park. Was that deliberate? If so, why? http://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=47850753
22017-04-18 14:43:53 UTCGarrett2497 That was accidental. I hadn't even realized I had removed it until you mentioned it.
32017-04-18 15:39:31 UTCDavidKewley No problem, mistakes happen; I only asked because I noticed it. If you need help reverting or just undoing the delete of Kanza, I suggest you ask the Data Working Group for help -- data@osmfoundation.org.
42017-04-18 17:25:36 UTCGarrett2497 Thanks I will do that when I get back on from my computer.
12017-04-03 05:57:36 UTCDavidKewley Looks to me in Bing imagery like the reverted cycleway is legitimate.
22017-04-03 20:53:17 UTCyurasi Hi DavidKewley,
Thanks for pointing this out. My main source was Strava Cycling Imagery, as per your comment I re-checked Bing and Mapbox Imagery and I agree with you. I restored the cycleway and fixed the connection.
Thank you!
12017-01-29 17:57:39 UTCDavidKewley Hi ItsASurpriseForAFriend, OSM is intended to be an accurate map of the real world, maintained by our community, for the use of everyone. It's not appropriate to map fictional things like you did in this changeset. I've undone this changeset in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/45627410. -Davi...
12016-12-24 03:38:12 UTCDavidKewley Hi dmx4, thanks for working to improve OSM! While improving the park, you also accidentally removed a power line -- see the red north-south line at http://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=44636751. Think you could try re-adding it, or ask for help if you need it? Thanks, David
22016-12-24 03:40:09 UTCDavidKewley Oh, and you deleted all the details in the parking lot, which is definitely not an improvement to the park, unless those details were wrong. Let us know your thinking here. If we don't hear from you, we will probably need to undo your changes. -David
32017-01-15 17:36:38 UTCgrouper You also changed the classification of a major road to a footway. I fixed it. Were these changes for Pokemon Go?
42017-01-15 17:43:51 UTCgrouper Not only did dmx4 change the road class, but changed the road location, stripped the name and other important tags from the way, etc. A bus route was also broken. This changeset should be reverted. David, dmx4 made 13 changesets over a two day period and did not attempt to repair the problems. All o...
52017-01-17 04:54:21 UTCDavidKewley Thanks grouper. If you can handle the appropriate reverts, would you? If you're not comfortable reverting yourself (which is fine!), then could you reach out to the DWG at data@osmfoundation.org? That's what I would do at this point. -David
62017-01-23 02:37:55 UTCgrouper David, I reverted the changeset. Doing some additional cleanup to double-check and make a few additional fixes.
12017-01-08 05:40:00 UTCDavidKewley Hi Warfare, thanks for contributing to OSM! You drew a footpath in the Frank Hogan Tot Lot off Osage and 167th, but I see no path in the Bing imagery. Please reply to let us know what's really on the ground there. If we don't hear from you, it'll probably get deleted at some point on the assumption ...
12016-12-29 06:39:55 UTCDavidKewley Hi WillJ123, thanks for joining and contributing to OSM. In OSM we map real objects as accurately as we reasonably can. It seems clear that several objects you've mapped are fictional or inappropriately mapped. If you're attempting to improve gameplay in Pokemon Go by this work, please instead focus...
12016-12-29 05:52:02 UTCDavidKewley Hi Fillup96, from a fellow Southern California mapper, thank you for joining OSM and mapping this park! Your work has improved our shared map, and I hope it helps you and other PoGo players enjoy the game more. I hope you will map more areas locally; as you do, please continue to stick with mapping ...
12016-12-29 05:47:05 UTCDavidKewley Hi RSev 0, thank you for contributing to OSM! Here you changed a school grounds from amenity=school (which is correct) to building=yes (which is incorrect). I've reversed this in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44748104. Please use care to understand the meaning of tags and apply them approp...
12016-12-28 06:17:09 UTCDavidKewley Hi Gaugs1, in this changeset you changed a large, rural, forested natural=wood area into leisure=park. This seems a clear misapplication of https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:leisure%3Dpark, so I have changed it back (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44722745). Please respond here if you...
12016-12-28 06:01:29 UTCDavidKewley Hi good29739, welcome to OSM! From Bing imagery, this is clearly a residential road, and it seems very unlikely to have changed since the aerial photo was taken. I don't know why you changed it to a pedestrian street, then to a footway. I'm changing it back. If your intention is to induce Pokemon Go...
22016-12-28 06:02:24 UTCDavidKewley If you'd like to add sidewalks, please see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Sidewalks.
12016-12-27 09:50:03 UTCDavidKewley Hi foxyfufu, I have undone this change (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44701625) because the "footpath" exactly overlaps a road, and each object in the world should have only one object in OSM. In this case the road stays, the identical footpath goes. Hope you keep adding good stu...
12016-12-27 09:17:54 UTCDavidKewley Hi JChen726, welcome to OSM! You've added some helpful footways, but also a number of clearly fictional footways. OSM is about mapping real objects, not imaginary ones, so I am deleting your fictional footways. If you're doing this mapping in order to increase Pokemon Go spawns, I would encourage yo...
12016-12-27 04:26:10 UTCDavidKewley Hi CeeDeeGee, welcome to OSM! I'm concerned that your removing these waterways actually harms the map -- waterways in the map are a bit special and may not correspond to how we intuitively think of rivers etc. Can you explain your rationale? Please respond; if we don't hear back, we'll probably need...
22016-12-27 05:19:18 UTCCeeDeeGee Vermilion is a 50,000 acre lake.
There are/were "blue" lines criss-crossing the "green" lake everywhere labeled "Vermilion River". That is physically impossible. They had to have been put there in error.

I frankly don't care if you undo my changes. I set out to dele...
32016-12-27 05:20:36 UTCCeeDeeGee Looks like this does not allow "inline images"

42016-12-27 06:45:47 UTCDavidKewley Thanks CeeDeeGee! I really appreciate your local perspective, as that matters a lot in OSM. I agree with you that it seems like the river labels shouldn't show up in the middle of the lake. The only reason I raise the concern is that I've seen in other places "rivers" drawn through the mid...
12016-12-25 19:39:04 UTCDavidKewley Hi monaliki, I appreciate your intention to improve the map, thank you! I'm not convinced that this change does improve things, though.

Take a look at http://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=44658345. If you hover over each object you deleted (in red), you'll see that it had a lot of details abo...
22016-12-26 02:17:51 UTCmonaliki Whoops! Thanks for bringing this up. I'm kinda new to this, and was unaware there was all that other info in there. Sorry for the mess!

I do still want to try turning it into an area object again though, as it was bugging me how that building was the only one among its neighbors that wasn't color...
32016-12-26 02:59:27 UTCDavidKewley Aloha monaliki, I've undone this changeset. As far as how to fix the problem you noticed (the building not being colored on the final rendered map), take a quick look at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building:part. Mapping a complex building is advanced OSM; I've not done it myself, and I'...
42016-12-26 09:35:44 UTCmonaliki Thank you for the guidance, David! I just took a swing at adding in the all-encompassing building area. I think it scratched my itch!
... But before doing that, I had to make a few modifications before "soft locking" the building (as in, I felt like it'd probably get more tedious to modif...
52016-12-26 19:54:11 UTCDavidKewley monaliki, this is really awesome, thank you! I hope you had fun going down the rabbit hole, learning about 3D building modeling in OSM and improving the roofs and colors and other details. Now you know more than I do about this, and you have skills you can apply to other buildings! This is a great e...
62016-12-27 04:57:32 UTCmonaliki Haha, it was very satisfying to bring a piece of the map closer to completion! Even if I may have only scratched the surface of OSM, I still learned a lot trying it out. I look forward to contributing more! Thanks for all your support, and you have fun too! :)
12016-12-13 18:24:12 UTCDavidKewley Hi darius44, in this changeset you deleted County Road 4, which appears in Bing imagery to be a significant local highway. I'm wondering why you deleted it? Thanks, David
22016-12-26 00:00:18 UTCDavidKewley Hi darius44, please reply here. It looks like you deleted a significant road, and I think we should probably undo this change. Let us know what you think. Thanks, David
12016-12-02 02:25:15 UTCDavidKewley Hi, thank you for contributing to OSM! I see that you improved a couple of buildings, but you also deleted Lewis Hall, which I think may still exist. Did you delete it deliberately, and if so, I'm curious why? -David
22016-12-25 23:54:40 UTCDavidKewley Thanks for making a fix in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44224779! I really appreciate it. One suggestion: a reply here would have let us all know you took care of it, without having to look into it further. Thanks again, David
12016-11-17 01:34:22 UTCDavidKewley Woolsies, why did you delete this house, which appears in Bing and had address tags? -David
22016-12-25 23:40:17 UTCDavidKewley Reverted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44672182.
12016-10-28 22:32:52 UTCDavidKewley Thank you for contributing to OpenStreetMap! Is this a beauty shop business named "home"? That is how it shows up in the map everyone in the world sees. If instead this is a business with a business name, it'd be best to change the name to how it is publicly known. If it is just your priv...
22016-12-25 23:28:55 UTCDavidKewley I have remoed the name "home" from this location, but otherwise leaving it, on the assumption that the other tags may be accurate.
12016-10-23 18:55:37 UTCDavidKewley You placed this far from the address you give for this business, in the middle of the high school campus, which is clearly wrong. You also call it a place_of_worship, which is clearly wrong. Please fix these, or this changeset may need to be reverted. Thanks!
22016-12-25 23:23:31 UTCDavidKewley Deleted in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44672005.
12016-12-25 05:12:53 UTCDavidKewley WallOfKron, I have deleted this natural=water because aerial imagery makes it clear that these are several small residential backyards, not a body of water. Please stop adding fictional objects to OSM -- our goal is to accurately represent the physical world. Many things you added helped improve the...
12016-12-25 05:08:52 UTCDavidKewley WallofKron, you traced a new park, but from aerial imagery this does not look like a park -- there are many residences within it, and the outline crosses a road slightly. Please make this park outline more accurate if it's real, or explain why it should be left-as is rather than removed. Thanks, Dav...
12016-12-25 04:52:58 UTCDavidKewley WallOfKron, I have undone (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44655878) this changeset because while editing (apparently goal to add a footway near Treehaven Circle in Lancaster), you accidentally dragged a node in Santa Clarita into a road nearby (http://osm.mapki.com/history/node.php?id=20522...
12016-12-25 04:36:14 UTCDavidKewley WallOfKron, I have removed this "footway" inside Lowe's (http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44655805), as highway=footway is only used outdoors in practice, and I somehow doubt this is even an accurate trace of an indoor footway. If you're adding footways in an attempt to increase spaw...
12016-12-25 03:23:20 UTCDavidKewley Hi Portillo118, I am undoing your changes here (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44655482), because these are not primarily footways, but service roads. If you're looking to improve OSM in such a way to increase PoGo spawning, I'd encourage you to look for locations where accurate improvement...
12016-12-25 01:51:57 UTCDavidKewley Hi bigb0b, I'm afraid your entire series of edits on OSM are more harmful than helpful, so I'm going to ask the OSM Data Working Group to revert all your edits. Please learn more about OSM before making more changes -- when you make harmful changes, it affects this map shared worldwide. Thanks, Davi...
22016-12-25 13:22:50 UTCmavl This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 44661754 where the changeset comment is: revert undiscussed building import
12016-12-24 22:07:16 UTCDavidKewley Hi again ivanluu, from aerial imagery, this clearly does not match the normal use of highway=pedestrian, so I am removing it. Again, if you're aiming to induce PoGo spawning, I'd encourage you to map things correctly, which you think might induce spawning. But fictions are not OK in OSM. Thanks! Dav...
12016-12-24 22:02:11 UTCDavidKewley Hi ivanluu, Arcadia High School (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_High_School_(California)) appears to be a typical American high school, grades 9-12, not a college. So I am changing it back to amenity=school (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dschool). If your changing it to ame...
12016-12-24 21:40:39 UTCDavidKewley Hi shiftyourparadigm, these objects you added are clearly fictitious, so I have undone your changes (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44652344). If you're trying to induce PoGo spawning, I suggest you look for opportunities to correctly map real objects near you that you think might achieve t...
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 (http://www.gcr1.com/5010ReportRouter/default.aspx?airportID=ILN) 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 04:05:46 UTCDavidKewley Hi deadandbroken, some of these footways look legitimage. Others look fictitious, perhaps an attempt to induce spawn areas in PoGo? Please add true footways, but please don't add fictitious ones -- this is a shared map that is intended to represent what's actually on the ground, for many real-world ...
12016-12-24 03:57:46 UTCDavidKewley Hi Miguel, this does not look like a recreation_ground https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Drecreation_ground, but rather like a private yard. Perhaps you or the owner are trying to make this a Pokemon spawn area? :) Please instead improve your nearby parks in OSM, tagging them accordin...
12016-12-24 03:32:21 UTCDavidKewley Hi Michael, thank you for contributing to OSM! Most of what you did looks great. The car parks you deleted could have remained, as they are "buildings" in the sense of manmade structures having roofs at least. Could you re-add them (don't forget to use the editor to square the corners), an...
12016-12-23 05:36:39 UTCChetan_Gowda Hi Dra9on107, Welcome to OpenStreetMap (OSM). You can edit good features on OSM to create database. Please go through http://learnosm.org/en/beginner/ to learn some basic editing. Once again, you can reply for this discussion to know much about OSM.
22016-12-23 06:47:37 UTCDavidKewley Chetan_Gowda, there are two chaotic footways here that do not improve the map. They appear to be attempts to get Pokemons to spawn -- I'm seeing this in my region too (25 new users today adding footways, some mentioning Pokemon). See any reason not to delete the two footways at this location?
32016-12-24 02:54:30 UTCMarion Barry Maybe we can find out where they are hearing about this?
42016-12-24 03:07:18 UTCDavidKewley I think the instigation may include these two sources:

https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/5jfnrm/how_to_find_the_new_rural_spawn_points/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiJ000T8GbE
12016-12-24 02:19:00 UTCDavidKewley Kevin, the path you've drawn looks on the aerial imagery like it passes straight through a building. The drawn path should match the actual path on the ground. Please explain or fit it. Thanks! David
22017-01-03 03:06:48 UTCKevin Boggs Sorry for the delayed response. I've updated the path to follow the actual walkway and driveway. It may appear to be going through the building still, but that's just the bird's eye view. The garage roof is higher than the house roof, and there is a pathway between the buildings.
12016-12-24 02:04:42 UTCDavidKewley Hi Zumpy, thank you very much for signing up for OSM and improving our shared map! Your change looks good to me. I see on the aerial imagery that there are some roads about 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of Hanover Lane that are not yet in OSM. If you would like to continue contributing to OSM by adding those...
12016-12-24 02:01:00 UTCDavidKewley Hi CrystalFlare, I have reversed your edits (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44637380), because they do not resemble reality on the ground. OSM is a shared map, so the changes you make are seen by everyone else using OSM. If you could use help learning to use OSM, let me know. -David
12016-12-24 00:28:56 UTCDavidKewley Hi Travis, thanks for joining OSM and contributing to our shared map. This footway does not improve the map, so I'm going to remove it. I'd encourage you to add real-world objects near where you live, though! Even footways, if they're real. :) -David
12016-12-24 00:12:07 UTCDavidKewley Hi Flizzix, thanks for joining OSM and contributing to our shared map! I think we need to reverse the changes you made here, and ask you to use more care when making changes like this. This is too big a wholesale change of paths and tracks to footways, with little but important things missed. Plus, ...
22016-12-24 00:16:54 UTCDavidKewley I've asked the OSM DWG for help reverting this, just FYI.
32016-12-24 04:03:54 UTCmavl Hello. This changeset is reverted.
12016-12-23 20:11:53 UTCDavidKewley Hi bilock, welcome to OSM, and thank you for contributing to our shared map! You removed Eastgate Basin Park, writing that it's "outdated information". Can you give more details on why it's outdated, what has changed, or why you deleted it? Naively it looks like the park still exists: http...
22017-01-27 19:21:34 UTCBushmanK No response after a month - makes sense to revert it.
12016-12-23 18:21:40 UTCiMarbot I already re-crated the path and re-did the whole park and added all its feature, so this revert was not needed. There is a now an overlapping path, so I will delete the original.
22016-12-23 18:59:17 UTCDavidKewley Oops, sorry about that. Thank you for re-doing the park and undoing my revert!
12016-12-23 01:50:38 UTCDavidKewley Hi Curt, thank you for helping improve OpenStreetMap! You write that the object you deleted is not a path. I'm curious what it is? I do not know this park, but from aerial imagery, it looks like the object you deleted is a dirt area of uniform width around the entire park, and I would have guessed i...
22016-12-23 04:01:36 UTCiMarbot This is indeed a gravel-based path that goes around the edge of the park and should not have been deleted.
32016-12-23 06:38:17 UTCDavidKewley Since two users (shinewend and iMarbot) say this path exists, and it appears to exist in aerial imagery, and one user says it's not a path (Curt Decker), I've gone ahead and reverted this deletion https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44612908. Curt, feel free to respond explaining your reasoning ...
12016-12-23 01:40:38 UTCDavidKewley Thank you hillbillyspree! Welcome to OpenStreetMap! Like you, I volunteer to improve the map in Orange County. Your mapping of Willows Park looks basically good, thank you. The footways you marked earlier on the grounds of Greentree Elementary don't seem to correspond to actual footways, at least no...
12016-12-23 00:14:38 UTCDavidKewley Hi ALEEF02, another bit of feedback. Here you adding a swimming pool, which is great. You also moved two house address nodes, which you probably didn't intend to do. See https://overpass-api.de/achavi/?changeset=44604914 for a visual representation of your changes. I suggest using care with click-an...
12016-12-22 23:38:42 UTCDavidKewley Hi ALEEF02, as a fellow OC mapper, I welcome you to OSM, and thank you for helping improve our shared map! I'll give you some feedback, to help you learn. Here you added a new path. I've edited it to 1) connect it to the roads (implicitly sidewalks) that it meets, and 2) eliminate the out-and-back s...
12016-12-19 01:55:29 UTCDavidKewley Welcome to OpenStreetMap! It looks like you were trying to make a personal landmark in OSM. You used MAPS.ME both to add a note here with the text "davids room", and added a bench at the same location. Since this data is shared with everyone on Earth, it isn't really appropriate to add som...
12016-12-18 18:46:14 UTCDavidKewley Hi Yoshinion, based on https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:traffic_calming, I changed your traffic_calming disconnected ways to nodes on the affected highways, and changed them from choker to hump. Also, I'm curious why you've traced but not tagged some overpass pylons at the E end of the Bay Br...
12016-12-17 07:19:47 UTCDavidKewley Hi rsavoye, it looks like this changeset added the Winter Park ski area fine. But then the next few changesets each did two things: 1) add a new ski area boundary, and 2) delete the ski area added in the preceding changeset. I think after this series of edits, only the final ski area still is visibl...
22016-12-17 15:57:17 UTCrsavoye I hadn't tried to upload a polygon before, I'll add the additional tags, as soon as I can figure out how to edit the existing changeset.
12016-12-07 22:15:01 UTCDavidKewley Same question here: Why did you delete this stream? From aerial imagery looks like a stream may well exist under the trees, and deleting the stream broke stream flow continuity. Please let us all know what your thinking is. Thanks! -David
12016-12-07 22:08:35 UTCDavidKewley Hi, I'm curious why you deleted this stream? From the aerial imagery, it looks plausible that there is a stream there. Do you know the area in fine enough detail to know that in fact there is no stream here? Thanks -David
12016-12-07 02:05:10 UTCDavidKewley You've put this new POI in the middle of a parking structure. It should probably be located within the neighboring mall building, at its correct location. Could you fix this please? Thanks! -David
22017-01-04 17:35:52 UTCuser_5359 Hi, your map edit is similar to ones from a coordinated group of editors that we have found to be using a copyrighted source. But, I wanted to check with you to see whether that was the case or not--that way we don't potentially lose valuable data from a real user. So do you mind confirming whether ...
12016-12-07 02:00:16 UTCDavidKewley Hi dennistp, thank you for adding features to our worldwide shared map! I see you added the guest_house and hospital twice (I assume by accident), so I've remove the duplicates.

I added tags to the hospital (e.g. address details, website, phone number). Is it best tagged a hospital (https://wiki....
12016-12-02 02:40:30 UTCDavidKewley Hi kwikstrom, I see you did delete building footprints, as per your comment, and that they're buildings you added earlier. I see you also deleted some roads that pre-existed you in OSM. I'm curious why you deleted those buildings and roads? Normally if buildings and roads exist we leave them in OSM....
22016-12-02 02:47:44 UTCkwikstrom I had used the Bing Imagery available in JOSM to create the building footprints. After being at the site, I discovered most of the buildings have been demolished and no longer exist. Several road segments have been taken out as well. Using imagery available in other web applications can verify this....
32016-12-02 02:58:54 UTCDavidKewley Kyle, thank you so much for the quick and thorough reply. That explains the situation perfectly. The only thing I might suggest doing differently in a case like this is mentioning the site visit and demolition briefly in the comment, so someone curious can quickly see that you have a great reason to...
12016-11-30 02:11:47 UTCDavidKewley Hi Myles, welcome to OSM! I'm trying to understand what you're trying to do in editing the grounds of Kiln Creek Elementary. In this, your first changeset, you deleted a lot of objects on the school grounds -- was that intentional? If so, what was your purpose? In this and subsequent changesets you ...
22016-12-26 05:49:57 UTCmavl This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 44675330 where the changeset comment is: The changesets of the user Myles Goggins are reverted [http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44047521].
12016-11-27 06:44:54 UTCDavidKewley CountableRex89, you've done a lot of edits today that deleted a lot of objects. Why? Please respond ASAP. Thanks, David
22016-11-27 19:56:29 UTCpitscheplatsch one more: https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43974956
32016-11-27 19:57:23 UTCpitscheplatsch and https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43974760
42016-11-28 04:11:39 UTCnammala one more:

http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43974707
52016-11-28 07:20:58 UTCDavidKewley CountableRex89 has made 25 changesets, of which all but three were mostly deletions, with no evidence that the deletions are helpful. I've contacted the Data Working Group for help; let me know if you want any details.
62016-11-28 08:21:02 UTCnammala Great work @davidkewley
72016-11-28 11:18:07 UTCSomeoneElse These deletions have been reverted in a series of changesets up to and including https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44004466 . A couple of minor issues were spotted on the way - for example https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/162317709/history has duplicate nodes with adjacent buildings, which i...
12016-11-28 01:20:54 UTCwoodpeck This changeset appears to create about 24,000 buildings in one go. Are you sure that you have traced these from aerial imagery, as the source tag implies? The footprint of this building for example https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/455207307 is hardly decipherable from either Bing or USGS...
22016-11-28 02:08:52 UTCDavidKewley As a technical note less important than the question of the source(s): The building footprint that woodpeck cited was added in this changeset as two separate but identical ways, it appears.
32016-11-30 10:02:45 UTCbotdidier2020 hi,
there is some mistake with this your changeset :
duplicated tags and geometry
- inside changeset 43886022
- between this changesets : 43962925 vs 43960307 ; 43965236 vs 43960307 ; 43965236 vs 43962925
issues can be see at
http://osmose.openstreetmap.fr/en/errors/?item=0&country=usa_...
42016-12-13 17:56:41 UTCwoodpeck_repair This changeset has been reverted fully or in part by changeset 44334107 where the changeset comment is: Revert un-discussed and erroneous building footprint imports, see http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43899797 http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43886022 http://www.openstreetmap.org/user_...
12016-11-26 06:08:33 UTCDavidKewley Hi Pedro, In this changeset you deleted a way that was a member of a landuse=forest relation, thereby breaking the relation. Was that intentional? Please respond to this and the other two changeset comments. Thanks! David
22016-11-26 17:19:48 UTCpedrodelmonte I was working on something else and didn't notice the change. Thank you for pointing it out. I think I have fixed this one, but feel free to check it for me. I am learning OSM and am surely making unintentional mistakes. Thanks.
32016-11-26 17:55:41 UTCpedrodelmonte Unintentional. Please feel free to correct them as needed. I am a new user.
12016-11-26 02:34:46 UTCDavidKewley Hey Evanator, looks like this way http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/58075381 used to be part of the Montage landuse area, but is now collapsed and useless. The "Keep Right!" QA tool pointed it out. If you think it can be deleted, go ahead. Nice to see you improving the coastline area over t...
12016-11-26 02:01:34 UTCDavidKewley Hi Pedro, this changeset deleted some ways that were part of two relations (one landuse=forest and one landuse=meadow). Was that intentional? If so, why, and do you realize that those relations are now incomplete or broken? Thanks, David
22016-11-26 17:55:19 UTCpedrodelmonte Unintentional. Please feel free to correct them as needed. I am a new user.
12016-11-26 01:57:09 UTCDavidKewley Hi Pedro, this changeset deleted some landuse=forest and natural=wood areas. Was that intentional? If so, I'm curious why you deleted them. Thanks, David
22016-11-26 17:54:51 UTCpedrodelmonte Unintentional. Please feel free to correct them as needed. I am a new user.
12016-11-23 00:59:13 UTCDavidKewley How did you conclude it was misplaced? I live nearby and could check if desired.
22016-11-23 08:18:31 UTCuser_5359 Please check the discussion of the original changeset http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43031560 . The creator didn't answered the question as to how he produced the data.

If you visit the building or neighborhood
and add the collected data to OSM, it will be fine.

The procedure has been...
32016-11-23 08:36:54 UTCDavidKewley Ah, OK. I misunderstood "misplaced" to mean "known to be placed in an incorrect location", but I now understand you meant something else.
12016-11-19 19:40:34 UTCDavidKewley Dave, I'm curious: Are you finding buildings to trace using some tool? Or are you on a team working together? -David
12016-11-17 01:42:50 UTCDavidKewley Hi alangard, part of this changeset deletes some paths that may have been added originally using GPS traces. Looking at Bing imagery, it looks to me like those now-deleted trails may have been legitimate. Are you sure they don't exist? Or is there some reason they shouldn't be mapped? Thanks! -David
22016-11-17 01:54:56 UTCalangard Hi David, the DuPage Forest Preserve District has reworked St. James Farm F. P. recently. They removed a number of paths and changed the car entrance to the F. P. The aerial map shown in Potlatch is out-of-date. I live in the area and bike through the F. P. fairly often. The trail I added was f...
32016-11-17 02:15:19 UTCDavidKewley Awesome, nice work, Alan, and thank you for the response!
12016-11-15 04:14:16 UTCChetan_Gowda Hi DrSeamons, linking comment discussion here..https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43657543. In this changeset also, you've deleted many existing houses and streams. I'm going to revert the changeset and bring back the features. Please be careful while uploading. To get started with OpenStreetMa...
22016-11-15 07:20:41 UTCDavidKewley DrSeamons and Chetan_Gowda, I am concerned. Every single changeset by DrSeamons that I've looked at has deleted apparently valid objects without comment, often far displaced from objects being added. I'm concerned that every changeset done by DrSeamons will need to be reviewed, and many reverted. I ...
32016-11-15 07:57:03 UTCChetan_Gowda Hi DavidKewley, I have gone ahead and reverted 5 of DrSeamons' changesets. I think we can bring back the features by JOSM reverter plugin. Let me know, if you need help.
42016-11-15 08:30:26 UTCDavidKewley Hi Chetan_Gowda, no doubt we can bring back features, but since the pattern of deletions is big and active (e.g. several dozen likely damaging changesets in the past 24 hours, as well as earlier periods), I've gone ahead and written DWG. I'd like to get their thoughts rather than piecemeal review an...
52016-11-17 01:57:04 UTCDavidKewley I'm doing a detailed analysis of which of DrSeamons' changesets need reverting, which can remain, and which require care to repair (given subsequent editing of the affected area). Contact me for details, and meanwhile please don't revert without discussing here. DrSeamons, some of your changesets ar...
62016-11-17 10:13:08 UTCChetan_Gowda @DavidKewley, I have reverted 5 changesets which caused many residential houses/roads deletions. Yes, we will not revert any changesets without discussing here.
Thank you
12016-11-17 01:28:01 UTCDavidKewley Woolsies, why did you delete these houses, which appear in Bing imagery and had address data associated with them? -David
22016-11-17 05:25:35 UTCpoornibadrinath Hi Woolsies,
I came across your edits and noticed you have deleted buildings that are very clearly seen in the imagery. Please note deleting the data added by another member without any verifiable reason is not accepted. I am reverting this changeset to recover the deleted buildings. Please make ...
12016-11-16 03:02:46 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, you added a building, but also deleted a neighboring building that appears to still exist in the Bing imagery. Do you know for a fact that the deleted building no longer exists (e.g. local knowledge)? If not, shall we revert? -David
12016-11-16 02:58:50 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, do you know for a fact (e.g. local knowledge) that the building outlines you deleted were wrong, and the replacement outline that you drew is more accurate? The Bing imagery looks to me like the prior outlines were very likely more accurate than what you drew, although I do not know fo...
12016-11-16 02:55:07 UTCDavidKewley HI Claumires, in this changeset you deleted several ways that were part of 3-dimensional building description, and did not add anything. Why did you do these deletions? Shall we revert? -David
22016-12-18 13:19:22 UTCrobgeb reverted
-robgeb
12016-11-16 02:31:53 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, in this changeset you added a building, but also deleted a lake. Shall we revert? -David
12016-11-16 02:30:20 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, in this changeset you added a building but also deleted a residential area. Shall we revert? -David
12016-11-16 02:27:57 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, in this changeset you added a building, but also deleted a residential area and a forest. Shall we revert? -David
12016-11-16 02:26:21 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, in this changeset you added a building, but also deleted a stream. Shall we revert? -David
12016-11-16 02:24:34 UTCDavidKewley Hi Claumires, in this changeset you added a building, but also deleted a long piece of coastline. Shall we revert? -David
12016-11-15 22:19:49 UTCDavidKewley DrSeamons, here you not only added a house, but also deleted a previously existing residential landuse and administrative boundary. I'm wondering if some of the deletions you've done are unintentional, like perhaps this one. Could you use some help to avoid deleting things that shouldn't be deleted?...
22016-11-18 17:52:36 UTCmavl Hello. This changeset is reverted.
12016-11-13 21:13:21 UTCDavidKewley Hi, welcome to OpenStreetMap, and thank you for contributing! In case you aren't aware, the edits you make are viewable by everyone in the world. In this case it appears you labeled someone's home with their personal short name or nickname, and labeled it a "castle", which is surely not wh...
12016-11-12 07:31:18 UTCDavidKewley I have reverted this changeset in https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/43576065, because instead of adding a new POI, you added your tags (and changed the name) on a portion of Wilshire Boulevard, which is destructive.
12016-11-04 22:21:17 UTChi_im_trey Single Family Homes, not "Heights". Sorry about that.
22016-11-05 06:52:29 UTCDavidKewley Hi, hi_im_trey! Welcome to OSM. One quick suggestion looking at your first few edits. I notice many of the buildings you traced are close to having square corners. To make them actually square, select the building outline, then press the 's' key in the editor. The editor will square corners that are...
32016-11-07 02:37:59 UTChi_im_trey Hi David,

Thanks for the nice message! I'm trying to square the corners now for what I made a few days ago, but I'm having trouble selecting any of the polygons. By this I mean I click on one while in the iD editor, but it won't even select the polygons. It seems to work with other peoples' point...
42016-11-07 03:32:14 UTCDavidKewley Hi Trey, all OSM data is editable, so you should be able to edit these house polygons you drew. I can edit them myself. When I open this changeset in iD (by clicking on the "Edit" button near the top of the screen), it opens with the imagery, and shows both the address points someone else ...
52016-11-08 04:34:20 UTChi_im_trey Hi David-
Yes, oddly enough it wasn't selecting any polygons in the editor (but it was for points). Very odd. However, I'm on a different computer now and browsing session and it seems to be working fine. I just squared some corners. Who knows what the issue was. Thanks again for the help and infor...
12016-10-26 21:10:44 UTCDavidKewley Thanks so much for contributing so much work to this Tanzania project. I have a recommendation and request for you. Most buildings either have square corners, or are round. When you draw a square-corner building, draw it close, then while you still have it selected, press the 's' key in the editor t...
12016-10-24 22:32:11 UTCDavidKewley Hi! I live very near here, and would like to work on this area, especially Cabot Road. Two questions for you. 1) What does the curve_geometry=yes tag mean? It appears you may be the only OSM user tagging this way; I want to respect it if it's useful to the community, but it's not obvious what you in...
22016-10-24 23:12:14 UTCrichlv other changesets with questions about this tag :
* https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41211655
* https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41953577
12016-10-21 22:43:17 UTCDavidKewley @westlosangeles: This changeset appears to have been intended to add a chiropractic clinic as a POI. Two problems: 1) it's marked as a hospital, which it clearly is not (see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dhospital), and 2) this changeset messed up a multipolygon building relation. ...
12016-10-02 19:03:23 UTCDavidKewley Is the Serfas Club Drive onramp onto EB 91 actually open now, not still under construction? I didn't look closely last time I drove past (and can't check until mid-October), but this July update suggested the ramp wasn't expected to open until December: http://www.sr91project.info/design-build-sched...
12016-09-28 20:29:00 UTCDavidKewley Hi Max, thank you for getting started with OSM and contributing improvements in your area! I want to give you feedback about this changeset, because I see a few issues in it. 1) It looks like you accidentally grabbed a node along the middle (not end) of Dominguez Ranch Road and attached it to Yorba ...
12016-09-28 04:27:31 UTCDavidKewley Change OSH's building=house to building=retail?
22016-09-28 04:36:44 UTCSJFriedl Heck yah, clearly my typo: thank you, I've fixed this.
32016-09-28 04:37:46 UTCDavidKewley :)
12016-09-27 19:16:44 UTCDavidKewley The key "Keyword" is not standard, so probably will not be indexed by anyone. You probably want to delete that tag and replace it with shop=tobacco.
22016-10-09 17:57:30 UTCuser_5359 Hi, your map edit is similar to ones from a coordinated group of editors that we have found to be using a copyrighted source. But, I wanted to check with you to see whether that was the case or not--that way we don't potentially lose valuable data from a real user. So do you mind confirming whether ...
12016-09-24 08:45:03 UTCuser_5359 Welcome to OSM! Please double check the position of your node: I don't think you live in the middle of a footway.

And please notice: You are NOT a church!!
22016-09-25 02:17:14 UTCDavidKewley To be frank (from a local), smells like spam. POI was placed near the old city hall, pretty far from the stated address. Business website doesn't have much information on owners etc. Still, I welcome a response from the party who created this POI.
32016-10-11 15:40:08 UTCSomeoneElse @DavidKewley If it's from a spammer, I doubt they'll respond. I'd just delete it...
42016-10-11 16:45:05 UTCuser_5359 I have delete this node.
12016-09-21 23:38:41 UTCDavidKewley It seems clear to me that deleting the oneway=yes tag from Lion Country as was done here is NOT the right way to fix whatever To-Fix was flagging as an error. Looking at the traffic flow, the sections of Lion Country from Irvine Center to Meadows Way are clearly one-way (one heading in was mis-edite...
22016-09-23 15:16:44 UTCdannykath Hey there David , I fixing a changeset, please
see https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/42376732 for more details , thanks for your comment !
32016-09-23 19:24:25 UTCDavidKewley Thank you for the adjustment! Looks as reasonably good as we can do without a survey. Also, this is an event (e.g. concert) parking lot area for Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre, so I bet its use varies a lot. The ampitheatre is planned to close after this fall, and apartments will be built here, so proba...
42016-09-23 19:25:46 UTCDavidKewley Thank you! This is good enough given that it is a parking area for a concert ampitheatre that will close after this fall and be turned into apartments.
12016-09-22 22:38:09 UTCDavidKewley Thank you for contributing to OpenStreetMap through MAPS.ME! The two kindergartens you added need more information. 5051 Alton Parkway appears to be an apartment complex where all the units have that address but different unit numbers. So that kindergarten should have its proper name in the "na...
12016-09-21 05:19:39 UTCDavidKewley Hi Brian, right now there is a building within a building. Should the inner one be deleted? I'm wondering if you correctly replaced the too-small building outline, but forgot to remove the original small one? Or is there a reason there are two nested buildings here?
22016-09-21 06:25:06 UTCBrian@Brea No the double stacking of buildings was not a mistake nor is incorrect way of building buildings on the map. This style of mapping comes into use when you start to map in 3D using the 3D styles detailed on wiki. You can set the roof style, slant, and heights and you have to do it for every section y...
32016-09-21 17:04:01 UTCDavidKewley Got it, thank you! Good to learn something new. Osmose brought this to my attention; good to know a new way that it falsely flags issues.
12016-09-20 06:41:01 UTCDavidKewley Debbie, thank you for joining OSM and making edits. I have comments about your first three edit changesets today. In this changeset you deleted 12 amenities near Paseo Colorado, but I did a spot check online and it looks like at least some of them still exist in these locations. Did you delete them ...
22016-09-20 10:31:48 UTCDebbie Kovalsky I apologize - can we reverse this?
32016-09-21 01:03:46 UTCDavidKewley Reversed yesterday.
12016-09-20 06:45:35 UTCDavidKewley Debbie, in this changeset you deleted building outlines for one of the buildings on the Pasadena Presbyterian Church property, as well as the buildings for Messerian Oriental Rugs and Community Bank. A quick check online suggest they may all still be there. Did you delete them deliberately, and if s...
22016-09-20 10:31:19 UTCDebbie Kovalsky I apologize, I didn't realize that my changes were going to effect everyone's view. Can we reverse this?
32016-09-20 11:39:24 UTCDavidKewley Hi Debbie, no problem, this is a pretty common misunderstanding by folks who are just starting to use OSM. I had similar confusions myself when starting. I successfully revered the changes here and in the other changeset we discussed. so we should be all set. If I can help you with anything in OSM i...
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