Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-07-30 15:37:35 UTCmueschel Hi,
some of the nodes have many foreign tags, could you check that? E.g.

22017-08-01 18:46:51 UTCAlan Bragg Thanks for catching that error and notifying me. I found that I had another similar error which I have corrected.
12017-07-04 14:40:38 UTCAlan Bragg Thanks for breaking up these ways. It made it a lot easier for me to add road names from new TIGER data.
12017-06-14 10:01:50 UTCTagaSanPedroAko It looks like this is a data import, that even covers a large bounding box. If this is an import done with discussion, this is okay, but it must be reverted, as the data imported may be mostly inserted outside the supposed bounds. I do not know whether SomeoneElse will interfere, any time later.
22017-06-14 10:13:54 UTCAlan Bragg Sorry, this wasn't an import. I made a number of local changes then did a couple map roulette fixes and they probably got caught up in the same changeset. That accounts for the wide distribution.
32017-06-14 10:25:36 UTCTagaSanPedroAko The changeset has MassGIS data marked as source and that makes this look like an import. That makes this problematic, but wait for SomeoneElse for comment. The changeset may be reverted any time, but I don't know what to do about those local changes or MapRoulette edits.
42017-06-14 14:19:13 UTCAlan Bragg I can understand how the comments are confusing. In Massachusetts did have an import of land boundaries many years ago. Problem is that they were all skewed. We use newer imagery to re-align them.
12017-05-06 22:17:16 UTCAlan Bragg What is the source "HS"?, there is now good bing imagery available.
12017-05-03 11:36:01 UTCAlan Bragg Nice change. I added amenity=police to the building. Thanks for mapping.
12017-05-03 11:26:36 UTCAlan Bragg Nice fix. The old TIGER census data showed Cypress Road extending southward. That's probably the source of the road you deleted. Thanks for mapping.
12017-04-30 20:12:36 UTCAlan Bragg This building has no width. Seems to be a shop but I cannot define it with the imagery.
Nice mapping in this area.
12017-04-30 19:39:50 UTCAlan Bragg These buildings don't seem to have any relationship to the bing satellite images.
12017-04-29 12:56:39 UTCmuralito Hi Alan.

You added some strange keys in this changeset. See for exampe the uppercase keys. Was on purpose or a mistake?
22017-04-29 13:30:58 UTCAlan Bragg On purpose. The GIS manager in our town has given me a shp file for new buildings. That field the date he updated the building. I'm using his date to keep track of the geometry as I replace them one at a time. In Massachusetts all our buildings were imported years ago and many have been torn down an...
12017-04-26 20:07:36 UTCAlan Bragg two parking lots were drawn by a single way. This caused a self intersecting way error Invalid polygon
Self-intersection[-71.1326805523277 42.5562496687046]
I split them.
12017-04-17 11:36:26 UTCAlan Bragg The cemetery overlaps a large housing area and a lot of open land. It should be re entered if it really exists with a more detailed boundary.
12017-04-17 11:18:25 UTCAlan Bragg Hi, Welcome to Openstreetmap. There is a better tag for a swimming pool. I've changed your "lake" to leisure=swimming_pool. There is a good list at
12017-04-11 01:32:34 UTCAlan Bragg I'm not sure changing from building=yes to building=house will make much difference. I see your using potlatch now. JOSM is the one I use.
12017-01-29 18:28:21 UTCAlan Bragg Hi, Nice job adding paths. I added some buildings to go with the paths but I don't know their names.
12016-10-02 18:52:04 UTCAlan Bragg Nice job mapping. I like the pool and playground. I added the main street name.
12016-10-02 13:18:48 UTCAlan Bragg Nice job mapping these school grounds. You may be interested in our Massachusetts OSM mailing list.
12016-08-29 10:24:04 UTCAlan Bragg What is this way without tags?
22016-08-29 21:00:07 UTCAlan Bragg I'm finding these ways that appear to be gps tracks converted into ways without tags.
Can they be deleted?
32016-08-30 14:22:04 UTCchimani Hi Alan, Feel free to edit anything you see will improve the map. I can't recall exactly the history there but my novice OSM skills may have contributed to some of this poor data.
12016-08-21 13:14:34 UTCAlan Bragg Another possible tag for the water tank at would be man_made=water_tower.
12016-08-07 13:06:33 UTCAlan Bragg Came here to look at your bus stops and I noticed the way you mapped the tunnel=building_passage under the gas station roof. I had been using indoor=yes. Learn something every day.
22016-08-07 15:14:31 UTCPeter Dobratz Yeah, I like tunnel=building_passage for capturing things like drive-through lanes that intersect buildings as well.
12016-06-02 20:57:47 UTCAlan Bragg I can see why you changed this from service to track. I'm wondering about a lot of other roads on the cape that are unpaved. Is track best, or service or even residential. Most of the residential roads in Wellfleet & Truro are unpaved and probably need 4WD but I don't think they should be called...
12015-12-06 22:06:12 UTCAlan Bragg Very cool Joe. I guess you updated via wheelmap. I live in Bedford and may be able to map more places. Wheelmap, I'll check it out.
12015-12-06 19:35:34 UTCAlan Bragg I've been looking into adding traffic_sign=maxspeed to Bedford. tells me you are the only one who's every used this key in the metro-boston area. Now I'm the second.
12015-11-17 09:20:33 UTCGerdP please review
You changed a highway=residential
to a highway=turning_circle
with the comment "roundabouts added"
In Bing, the way looks like a turning_loop, not like a turning_circle or roundabout.
Both attributes turning_loop and turning_ci...
22015-11-17 11:06:11 UTCAlan Bragg You are correct. Thanks for reverting my change. I've never reverted a change and just read the wiki to see how it's done. Did you do a "Partial Revert" with the JOSM REVERTER plug-in?
32015-11-17 12:05:56 UTCGerdP Hmm
I did not revert your change, and a quick look shows that it is still wrong.
I have done reverts with the plugin,
full as well as partial, but I see no need for this here.
42015-11-17 20:03:31 UTCAlan Bragg Thanks for the feedback. I now understand. The "way" is tagged as a turning_circle. I will remove the tag. I appreciate your help.
52015-11-17 20:20:53 UTCGerdP OK, thanks.
12015-11-15 13:25:40 UTCAlan Bragg Nice work cleaning up this area. I'm adding no-left-turn restriction where Carlisle Road merges onto The Great Road in Bedford. I noticed the sharp angle at the KeepRight site.
12015-11-11 22:38:39 UTCAlan Bragg Lots of great mapping in this area near where I live. I noticed that "Keep Right" found a few sidewalks that "are not connected to the rest of the map". I would like to connect them to the nearby streets. Anyone care to comment?
12015-11-11 15:16:08 UTCAlan Bragg way 48431233 is a floating island in the woods. I deleted it because it's only part of a gps track in OSM. There are no visual or strava indications that it's more than a bushwacked adventure. But, I may be wrong and reinstate it if needed.
12015-11-11 14:07:21 UTCAlan Bragg Nice mapping of Moriaty Campus. I'm connecting the paths to a parking aisle. That makes transportation routing possible. Unconnected, they are "floating islands". see
12015-11-11 13:44:08 UTCAlan Bragg Nice set of changes. I'm connecting path to parking asile at Orchard House to complete link to road system
12015-11-10 21:42:26 UTCAlan Bragg Nice catch. Caused me to visit the site and add details. Wouldn't have found this if I hadn't read about WOHDIDIT in a post to by Andy Townsend
22015-11-10 22:09:56 UTCGerdP :-)
My first thought when I found this typo
was that highway=memorial is another
tag for something like highway=disused.
12015-08-14 21:16:48 UTCAlan Bragg Nice touch adding trees. natural=wood will render on the map, natural=tree_group is infrequently used and doesn't render. see
12015-08-14 21:09:31 UTCAlan Bragg I changed natural=tree_group to natural=tree on two nodes where I believe you wanted to map a tree. tree_group is not used often and doesn't render on the map.
12015-08-14 20:57:13 UTCAlan Bragg I suspect the tag you are looking for here is natural=wood. natural=tree_group does not render and has only been used a few times. See
12015-08-14 13:53:30 UTCAlan Bragg Hi, the natural=tree_group is not a common tag. Using natural=wood is a good tag for a tree covered area and renders nicely.
22015-08-14 14:07:23 UTCURcommunications Cool. Thanks for the heads-up. I wasn't sure but I'll try that out.
12015-08-14 12:46:52 UTCAlan Bragg Just thought you'd like to know that natural=tree_row is the correct tag for a line of trees, not natural=tree_line. A complete description is in the wiki at
12015-08-14 12:44:56 UTCAlan Bragg Just thought you'd like to know that natural=tree_row is the correct tag for a line of trees, not natural=tree_line. A complete description is in the wiki at
12015-08-14 12:42:12 UTCAlan Bragg Just thought you'd like to know that natural=tree_row is the correct tag for a line of trees, not natural=tree_line. A complete description is in the wiki at
22015-08-15 00:33:28 UTCLeon K Thanks, can't have been concentrating as i've used tree_row hundreds of times :-)
12015-08-14 12:39:28 UTCAlan Bragg Just thought you'd like to know that natural=tree_row is the correct tag for a line of trees, not natural=tree_line. A complete description is in the wiki at
12015-08-11 21:48:09 UTCAlan Bragg This is the first time I've ever commented on a change set. The row of trees with the tag natural=tree_line does not render. The tag that renders is natural=tree_row. According to taginfo there are 126K natural=tree_row and about 900 natural=tree_line in the database.
12015-04-30 07:05:27 UTCBryce C Nesbitt Alan, thanks for mapping.

There are 7 uses of "sanitary_dump_satation:round_drain", which has a typo in the word "station".

Also the name tag should be blank, unless the station actually has a name.
22015-04-30 10:05:49 UTCAlan Bragg Bryce, I can't thank you enough for not just changing the tag yourself. It forced me to find out how to find the other cases. I easily found the 7 instances in taginfo and was wondering how to find the locations. I tried the MAP tab, but that showed the world. Then I found the Overpass Turbo link an...
32015-04-30 16:09:50 UTCBryce C Nesbitt Glad you found it. Note with Turbo you can even do fuzzy searches like "waste:grey_water" which will find even partial strings.
12015-04-14 04:58:25 UTCBryce C Nesbitt For the campground in this edit, I think each individual parking spot is a "pitch", where the overall site is a "caravan_site".
22015-04-15 10:21:51 UTCAlan Bragg Interesting, that's what the Key:tourism wiki site says. I couldn't find an example of this using taginfo. Do you know of a caravan_site that is tagged with pitches?
32015-04-15 16:56:10 UTCBryce C Nesbitt No I don't, and I've seen a variety of approaches used, including "addr:housenumber" for each pitch (see 36.48988, -121.148099).

I'm sure that having each one be a caravan_site is unattractive, and would want to find a better way.
12015-03-28 04:11:08 UTCBryce C Nesbitt Retagged because that's not a waste water plant.
22015-03-28 14:59:50 UTCAlan Bragg Thanks for changing this. I resorted to coding dump stations back when I had no other choice. I was planning to go back and change them to sanitary dump stations when I have a good internet connection. I like your :gravity, I'll use that myself.
32015-03-29 01:44:10 UTCBryce C Nesbitt
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