Changeset No. Date Contributor Comment
12017-12-16 08:35:46 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for typo highway=unclasified
(single s) used on many ways in this area.
Probably caused by a bug in JOSM 13170 which sometimes forgets the presets and forces the user to type the complete tag value.
22017-12-17 08:53:13 UTCGerdP I did not correct the typo because I think that many ways are not unclassified but residential or service, for example this one looks like a highway=service + service=driveway.
Why did you change the existing tag?
32017-12-18 01:44:21 UTCCybban Hi! I'm gonna take a look at it now, the wiki I was reading wasn't so clear about what to do about driveways. Most of the unclassified ones is roads that leads to shops or other similiar like the wiki told me to put it as. But might not have been updated in a while.
But will fix the spellings now.
12017-12-17 08:45:26 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier einen highway=waterway (?)
über einen vorhandenen waterway=stream
"gemalt" :
Was soll das bedeauten?
12017-12-16 08:45:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
It seems that Go Map! created the meaningless tag
on this way:
If you don't know a ref for the road it is probably residential. If you change it to tertiary please change also the short ways at the roundabo...
12017-12-15 09:56:40 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for typo highway=unclassifed (missing 2nd i)
You used this wrong spelling for many ways.
(Note that JOSM 13170 sometimes forgets all preset values, this was correctsed with 13190)
See my corrections here:
12017-12-15 09:45:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for typo highway=residentiaal
(double a)
I found it as building=residentiaal and highway=residentiaal
Probably caused by a bug in JOSM 13170 which sometimes forgets the presets and forces the user to type the complete tag value.

22017-12-15 14:32:19 UTCbrianboru Thanks for the warning. I was wondering why JOSM was behaving like that
12017-12-13 08:04:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the typo in tag highway="living street" used here:
It should be living_street (with underscore)
Anyhow, this type of road is very special. The wiki says "For living streets, which are residential...
12017-12-12 10:00:48 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=rail on some ways
like this:
I guess this was just a mistake as they are also tagged with railway=rail ?
12017-12-12 09:56:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=hale on
What does it mean?
12017-12-12 09:54:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway=deactivated.
It is only used here.
I assume you meant something like disused:highway=* ?
See also
22017-12-12 14:23:21 UTCBladeTC Oh yeah, that's it, I didn't remember the right tag to this way. I will fix it today. Tks
12017-12-12 09:50:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tags on this way:
The highway tag should give the class of the road, not a description or name.
A roundabout is quite special, maybe you can use this one as an example for mapping:
12017-12-12 09:36:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've corrected typo highway=4, please review :
12017-12-11 07:04:30 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed some highway=unclasified
to unclassified (note the double s).
Please make sure to use the correct spelling, JOSM 13170 sometimes forgets all highway types.
22017-12-11 13:53:40 UTCdmgroom_ct Thanks, I only noticed the problem with the lastest JOSM recently. To be honest I'm surprised the validator didnt pick it up. Im being mre careful now.
32017-12-11 13:58:58 UTCGerdP The error is already fixed in recent JOSM 13190. The validator only shows it as information, I agree that highway should be treated different to other tags.
12017-12-11 07:14:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've fixed several ways with typo highway=unclassifed to
highway=unclassified here:
Please watch out to use the correct spelling ;-)
12017-12-11 07:07:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've removed highway=Residential from the buildings in this changeset. Maybe you meant building=residential?
12017-12-11 07:00:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've removed highway=* and bridge=yes from
What special information did you try to map with them?
12017-12-11 06:07:33 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've removed highway=water from this way:
What did you try to map with this tag?
12017-12-08 14:11:53 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway="tertiary highway"
used on a building. What does it mean?
There is also ele=5.6, I assume you meant the height of the building (height=5.6)
Instead of name=house please use building=house. The name ta...
12017-12-08 14:04:07 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier highway=street_lamp an einen Parkplatz gehängt. Meintest Du lit=yes ?
Mit highway=street_lamp werden die einzelnen Lampen als Knoten erfaßt.
22017-12-08 17:00:47 UTCmaction Hi, die Straßenlaterne, die ich mappen wollte, steht wo anders. Der Fahrradparkplatz wurde versehentlich markiert. Ist nun korrigiert.
12017-12-08 14:01:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
You add highway=street_lamp to a closed way with amenity=parking. I assume you meant lit=yes ?
The tag highway=street_lamp is meant for the nodes where a single lamp is located.
22017-12-08 19:28:03 UTCTimothy Smith I'm not entirely sure what I was going for here. Probably lit.
12017-12-08 13:54:41 UTCGerdP Moin!
Das Tag highway=mini_roundabout ist nur für knoten gedacht, wenn ein (geschlossener) Weg gemalt wird, dann passt entweder junction=roundabout oder evtl. junction=circular und das highway tag sollte hier wohl highway=residential sein.
22017-12-12 23:21:24 UTCatpl_pilot Hast Recht, da habe ich geschlafen. Fehler behoben.
12017-12-08 13:49:21 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check:
What does highway=mini_roundabout mean on these two ways?
I think the ways look like highway=unclassified, but where is the roundabout?
12017-12-08 13:39:59 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich vermute, hier sollte es heigth=5 anstelle von highway=5 sein ?
12017-12-03 08:07:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why did you change the tag highway=path to highway=trak
on this way : ? This tag is only used here and the previous value seems to be appropriate.
22017-12-04 13:19:19 UTCaetius Hi!
this track - old railway line - is not a path but a wide track for pedestrians and cyclists that is accessible to only the tractors and vehicles allowed
32017-12-04 13:31:24 UTCGerdP OK, two points
1) trak is probably a typo for track
2) a track is meamt for agricultural vehicles, but this way has an explicit agricultural=no.
I think what you want to describe is a highway=cycleway, right?
42017-12-04 19:37:49 UTCaetius I do not speak English,
we do not understand
52017-12-04 21:04:34 UTCGerdP Excuse mon francais.
Je suggère d'utiliser highway=cycleway.
highway=trak est une faute d'orthographe
(trak -> track).
12017-12-04 11:10:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check highway=turning_circle on this way
I guess you wanted to change a different object?
12017-12-04 11:07:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the typo highway=residental (missing 2nd "i").
I assume that JOSM has saved this wrong spelling and uses it whenever you start typing r e s , so please watch out to correct it. I've changed 23 ways here:
12017-12-03 08:12:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
I noticed this changeset because of the typo highway=u here:
I changed it to residential.
I wonder why you map the residential roads with highway=unclassified?
22017-12-03 09:22:07 UTCmindedie Thanks you fixing my typo. Its explain why could find why JOSM have auto complete highway=u
Why I tag residential as unclassified? How distinguish semi random roads? Its residential, service or just unclassified random street. Few building, maybe residential, don't make road residential? Setellite...
32017-12-03 10:04:06 UTCGerdP Yes, the wiki is not very clear about the destinction of unclassifed and residential, and I am also often unsure which is better when mapping in Japan.
When you follow this wiki: for unclassified it says
"The least most important through roads in...
42017-12-03 14:11:18 UTCmindedie "The given example serves to access properties...

Like all mapping, wiki and tags are work in progress. We can write and write and argue what tag is right till we dead :). In mailing list tagging debated multiple times and still no consensus and things le...
12017-11-28 09:26:32 UTCGerdP Moin und willkommen bei OSM!
Du hast Dich als OSM Neuling mit indoor Mapping ja gleich an ein ziemlich schwieriges Thema rangewagt ;-)
Ich kenne mich mit dem Thema nicht aus, aber highway=staiway ist seltsam.
Meintest Du room=stairs?
22017-11-29 11:09:24 UTCAl11ex Ja ich habe jetzt einiges mal ausprobiert und wusste jetzt nicht ganz genau wie ich das benennen soll, vielleicht kannst du mir ja ein bisschen helfen oder Tipps geben, wie ich den Fehler beheben könnte.
32017-11-29 11:57:51 UTCGerdP Wie gesagt, ich kenne mich mit indoor mapping nicht aus. Schwierig ist es, weil man oft mehrere Linien übereinander legen muss und dann ist die Auswahl der gewünschten Linie nicht mehr so simpel.
Ansonsen kann ich nur auf
42017-11-29 12:31:28 UTCAl11ex ok. Ich schau mal, danke.
52017-12-03 08:02:59 UTCGerdP Ich habe das unübliche highway=stairs nach highway=steps geändert.
62017-12-04 11:48:09 UTCAl11ex ok
12017-12-03 07:54:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check: What is meant with highway=mwembeni ?
12017-11-29 08:43:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review: What is meant with highway=kn on ?
Why are the footways in this area not connected to e.g. ? Instead they are connected with (end at) the landuse area.
22017-11-29 12:08:32 UTCwalley 1: an error, fixed.
2: czech cadastral service (source) does not show the rest of park footways, site survey is needed.
12017-11-29 08:27:37 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway="Ngô Sĩ Liên, KDC Metro"
I assume that "Ngô Sĩ Liên, KDC Metro" is the name of a residential road, so you should use
highway=residential + name=Ngô Sĩ Li&ecir...
12017-11-28 09:31:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
What did you try to map with this way?
Normally the tag highway=traffic_signal is used for a node on a highway=*.

12017-11-28 09:06:58 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You used the tag highway=crossing for a way here. The tag is only meant for nodes shared by a major road and a minor way (footway / cycleway).
So, if there is a crossing (no bridge or tunnel), please make sure that the minor way and the major are connected and tag the share...
12017-11-28 08:57:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why did you add the tag highway=* to this church?
22017-11-28 11:12:48 UTCgaldinokun HI, that was a mistake. Was reading the wikia guide and messing around with the option and I guess I saved without a double ckeck. thanks for pointing that out.
12017-11-22 08:44:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=private + access=no ? Why did you add turn restrictions for a road when it is not accessible for anybody?
22017-11-27 14:44:11 UTCvladm_telenav Hello!

I think you are right. If the service way already has "access=no" it is redundant to also add turn restrictions.
So it is best to add restrictions (if they are present) only when the service way doesn't have the "access=no" tag.

Thank you for the remark

Good day,...
32017-11-27 15:01:22 UTCGerdP OK, did you also understand that highway=private is very unusual?
42017-11-28 13:56:22 UTCvladm_telenav Hi,

Highway=private is incorrect. I think "access=private" was meant there. But that is also not the best option.
I think it is better to go for the "access=no" tag in these situations.

Good day!
12017-11-21 10:51:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway=4wd_only.
Maybe use surface=* and smoothness=* to describe that a 4wd is needed the tag highway=* should describe what the road is used for. See also
22017-11-21 10:54:57 UTCBrackoNe I have foundout few minutes ago that I can use surface:grade=0 for AWD vehicles.

Thank you anyway.
32017-11-21 13:21:36 UTCnevw The tag 4wd_only=recommended is derived from the Australian Tagging Guidelines:
42017-11-25 08:08:25 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why is the road still tagged as highway=4wd_only ?
52017-11-27 09:37:42 UTCBrackoNe OK, I have fixed it.
62017-11-27 09:44:27 UTCGerdP Please add surface=* as well, as the meaning of surface:grade=0 is only clear when the surface is known.
72017-11-27 09:46:58 UTCBrackoNe Done. Thanks.
12017-11-27 07:49:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review: You changed a highway=living_street to highway=living street here.
I suggest to use something like was:highway=living_street instead, as your tag looks like a simple typo.
12017-11-22 08:39:51 UTCGerdP Hi!
I noticed this changeset because of the unusual highway=hallway which is only used here. An alternative might be highway=corridor :
22017-11-22 13:20:40 UTCPieter Vander Vennet Changed, thx for pointing out
32017-11-27 07:44:08 UTCGerdP Hmm, not sure what you changed but
still has the same tags.
42017-11-27 12:47:29 UTCPieter Vander Vennet Funny, I thought you were talking about the station of Bruges, where I used hallway as well.

It is a corridor now; promised :p
12017-11-26 10:30:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
I changed typo highway=Path to path here:
12017-11-26 10:28:10 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tags like highway=Hẻm 479
used here:
I assume that "Hẻm 479" is the name of the road and
In this case you should use name=Hẻm 479
The tag key highway gives the...
12017-11-26 10:07:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review way
The tag highway=mini_roundabout is for nodes, not for circular ways.
The connected ways in the south have no tags.
12017-11-24 13:38:44 UTCGerdP Hi!
You created a very short way here with tagging that normally is used for a node. Was that intended?
22017-11-24 21:17:58 UTCyoi No I don't think it's intended. Please delete it for me. Cheers.
32017-11-24 21:37:28 UTCGerdP OK, I've deleted the way. What about adding the tags to the shared node ?
42017-11-24 22:16:28 UTCyoi Not sure I understand what you meant. What tag? What shared nodes? And it's so long ago and I was only visiting Cardiff for a day so I know very little of the area. If you are local, I'm sure you can edit the may through survey.
52017-11-25 08:12:48 UTCGerdP I meant this node
I am not a local, I just stumbled over the wrong tag on a way, Anyway, a traffic_light is not that important ;-)
62017-11-25 18:50:32 UTCyoi Hello. I do remember creating a couple of traffic lights (or pedestrian crossing) on that road. What tag did I use? Was it wrong? Please feel free to fix it. Cheers.
72017-11-26 09:30:31 UTCGerdP What tags did you use? See
Was it wrong: I think yes, the tags are not useful for a way, but they may be correct for the node
Feel free to fix it if you remember what it was, if not, maybe add a note t...
12017-11-21 11:27:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=sers on
service or residential?
22017-11-25 08:15:56 UTCGerdP Changed it to service now.
32017-12-11 22:55:42 UTCcquest Sorry for the typo... thanks for the fix !
12017-11-24 09:21:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check highway=traffic_signals on
Did you mean track?
22017-11-24 09:25:11 UTCGerdP Same here:
But that doesn't look like a hw=track.
32017-11-24 18:47:11 UTCff5722 Fixed, probably happened because of this issue
42017-11-24 19:08:57 UTCGerdP OK. The 2nd one is not yet fixed.
12017-11-24 13:42:37 UTCGerdP Hi!
You added highway=traffc_signals to a way with railway=tram here. I assume you wanted to change only one node of this way?
12017-11-24 09:37:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check highway=traffic_signals on
Did you mean track ?
22017-11-24 09:38:30 UTCGerdP Same here:
12017-11-24 09:34:36 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check your changes on
I think you didn't want to add highway=traffic_signals to a building?
22017-11-24 12:05:13 UTCTKE-waka I made a mistake, fixed it
12017-11-24 08:44:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
The combination highway=motorway_junction + area=yes is only used here. What was wrong with the old tagging?
22017-11-24 09:27:08 UTCHlav Hi, I changed the tags because, on the wiki (page Tag:junction=yes) they write: "Junctions on motorways (or similar) serve for orientation and transport at great distances (and not for orientation in the local area). Use highway=motorway_junction for these cases, and not junction=yes." Thi...
32017-11-24 09:31:01 UTCGerdP Yes, if you want to map the area maybe use area:highway , see
12017-11-24 09:28:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=traffic_signals
I assume you meant highway=footway and maybe crossing=traffic_signals?
Please check also why the footways are not connected with the major roads. Are there bridges / tunnels?
12017-11-24 09:19:11 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=traffic_signals on
12017-11-24 09:13:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=traffic_signals on two ways. I assume you meant track instead, but these roads don't look like tracks, more like disused:highway=residential
12017-11-24 09:07:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=traffic_signals on way
I guess you meant track ?
12017-11-24 09:03:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check:
What does highway=traffic_signals mean on a parking?
12017-11-24 08:55:44 UTCGerdP Moin!
Was bedeutet highway=track33 an diesem Weg : ?
Ich habe kürzlich auch schon einen highway=service33 gefunden und auf service geändert :
Erst jetzt habe ich gesehen, dass Du gar nicht JOS...
22017-11-24 10:49:27 UTCbürsti Hallo,
vermutlich hat beim weiter zeichnen die 3 für Fläche sich in den Track eingeschlichen. Eine andere Erklärung fällt mir nicht ein.
Mfg bürsti
12017-11-24 08:47:48 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check: What does highway=sere mean ? I it only used here. I guess it is a typo for service?
22017-11-24 12:46:16 UTCkao It's a typo for service, indeed. Thanks for pointing it out to me. I have corrected it now.
12017-11-24 08:40:46 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed the unusual highway=ford here:
See also
12017-11-23 09:16:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway="minor path" here: ?
I think path is already the lowest class.
I also don't see this track in Bing.
Do you have local knowledge from survey?
22017-11-23 09:44:34 UTCRCD49 Hello:
yes, I have (now) "a lot" of local knowledge.
I am working (with CartONG on a development project, together with a collective in Larabanga. I just received back their work on about 45 FieldPapers I sent them for the town and they have (among many other correc...
32017-11-23 10:32:11 UTCGerdP Hi Robert, sounds great. From sat images one may get the impression that there is no real road network, means, everybody seems to walk the shortest possible way avoiding buildings and other obstacles ;-)
12017-11-22 08:55:18 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier ein Stück Straße "entfernt", in dem Du es zum highway=turning_cycle gemacht hast. Ein dafür übliches highway=turning_circle (!) ist aber auch am südlichen Knoten. Ich denke, die Änderung sollte rückgängig gemacht werden.
12017-11-22 08:50:16 UTCGerdP Hi! Please don't use tags like highway=service_link instead of highway=service here:
The _link suffix is only used for major road types (tertiary and higher)
12017-11-22 08:35:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
You used the unusual tag highway=footpath here:
I assume you meant highway=path ? Besides that the way is crossing without a shared node. Bing shows a different surface a that place, maybe a traffic_calming...
22017-11-22 09:30:49 UTCVelella Yes, apologies for that - it was probably getting late. Now corrected. It was a highway footpath that diverted away from the highway and then crossed a minor road. Now joined to the minor road and tagged more appropriately
12017-11-21 10:55:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
You changed a highway=path to the unusual highway=access here.
I guess you want to express that a car can use this road? If yes, why didn't you use highway=service?
22017-11-21 17:12:08 UTCmotogs Hi @GerdP, your guess is correct. The local post van uses the road frequently, but it's virtually unused by any other vehicle. The car park (at one end) and the Manor House (at the other) are each served by other highways. None of the usual values - including 'service' - seem appropriate for this...
32017-11-21 17:25:28 UTCGerdP Don't know the local laws, do you think that something like access=destination or motor_vehicle=destination is suitable ?
42017-11-23 19:13:15 UTCmotogs Thanks for your help on this. I think motor_vehicle=destination would be fairly appropriate though not strictly accurate. I considered access =discouraged but there's no signage (yet) to support this.
12017-11-21 11:22:32 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed highway="residential;living_street" to highway=living_street here:
This seems to be a common problem caused by Go Map! . Please watch out and maybe contact the programmer to fix it.
12017-11-21 11:17:32 UTCGerdP Moin!
Warum highway=racetrack und nicht das übliche raceway?
22017-11-21 12:20:05 UTCstadt-koeln-tillmann Stimmt. Habe ich direkt geändert. Danke!
12017-11-21 11:15:44 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=milestone is normally used for nodes.
Did you mean historic=milestone?
12017-11-21 11:12:41 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway="jalan buntu".
If I got that right that means "dead end road". The highway tag should describe what the road is used for , maybe highway=service + service=driveway in this case. You may add n...
12017-11-20 09:03:32 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=Pegasus Croft
12017-11-20 08:59:30 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich habe bei aus highway=residentail wieder residential (ai -> ia) gemacht. Irgendeine Idee, wie es zu diesem Dreher kam ?
22017-11-22 05:16:21 UTCalan1209 Moin. Das ist ja komisch, kann ich mir leider nicht erklären. Danke für den Hinweis und die Korrektur.
12017-11-16 08:17:57 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I changed the unusual highway=service_road to service here
See also
22017-11-19 17:25:27 UTCportolan Thanks, I think I was meant to use service=driveway; highway=service there.
32017-11-19 18:50:27 UTCGerdP Well, many roads in this area are tagged like that, but I think that these tags imply access=private, as service=driveway normally leads to a single building. Maybe service=alley matches, maybe highway=living_street or just the usual highway=residential.
12017-11-19 09:14:44 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You changed the road class from highway=tertiary to the unusual value minor.
If I got that right the road is only used to get closer to the Philosopher Falls, so I think it is a highway=service + surface=unpaved.
See also
22017-11-19 11:19:50 UTCajp99 Thanks GerdP
I am not very experienced with OSM tags so I was not quite sure how to classify the road. Your comments have helped and I have used your suggestion. I also notice that somehow I didn't actually add the 'steps' tag, which I have done.
32017-11-19 11:44:33 UTCGerdP Yes, and I still don't see any highway=steps ;-)
42017-11-20 08:47:52 UTCnevw Steps at end of the the walk I expect and look ok.
12017-11-19 09:36:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=yrt
I guess you meant highway=tertiary?
22017-11-19 09:38:07 UTCff5722 yes, thanks, it was fixed :)
12017-11-19 09:31:23 UTCGerdP Moin!
Habe hier Deinen highway=pfad (?) auf highway=footway geändert und ein paar weitere Wege eingezeichnet:
Ist die Brücke wirklich nur für Fußgänger?
Fährt denn heute niemand mehr mit dem Rad zur Schule?
12017-11-19 09:19:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
I changed the unusual highway=path:disused to the common disused:highway=path. See also
12017-11-17 21:02:06 UTCGerdP Hi Minh,
I see that you finally managed to update the data. I still see many errors like duplicated ways, nodes with amenity=parking .
The tag amenity=parking is not meant for each parking space, you can use amenity=parking_space for this. See also
22017-11-18 08:09:04 UTCminhvo1015 Hi Gerd,
thanks for your feedback and the improvement suggestion for the parking spaces. Issues regarding to duplicated ways: is deleting manually the duplicated ways the only solution for this issue or you have some idea that it can be done quicklier?
32017-11-18 08:37:16 UTCGerdP Hi Minh,
no idea what you mean. JOSM validator tells you when it finds duplicated ways. You have to decide which one is to be kept, normally I select the older one if both have the same tags. If they have different tags one has to deicde if the ways should be merged into one or not.

12017-09-12 17:16:32 UTCdaganzdaanda Hi 91301101, welcome to OpenStreetMap!

I think that you want to add good information, but the way that you are doing this right now is not very useful.

Please read the wiki to check if you are using the tags correctly:

For example, here is the de...
22017-10-31 08:58:20 UTCGerdP Hi 91301101,
it seems you stopped mapping after reading the above changeset comment. Now I wonder if there is a way to change your data so that it is useful for OSM. Since you did not correct it so far I think it would be better to remove it.
32017-11-15 20:12:45 UTCobserver Nguyen is the most common surname in Viet nam. If this data is removed (which I highly recommend) than it should be removed thoroughly.
42017-11-15 20:58:45 UTCGerdP I am not sure what you mean. I refered to nodes with e.g. addr:housenumber=ks or KS,
shop=123 or maybe addr:place=a.
This area is full of this data and it is nearly impossible to fix it without local knowledge.
52017-11-17 15:07:28 UTCobserver A fix would indeed be impossible. The data may contain personal names so it should be removed completely without leaving a trace.
62017-11-18 06:32:04 UTCGerdP OK, I've removed all nodes in OSM which were last changed by mapper 91301101.
I see similar bad data from other mappers,
They all use source ditagis. Is that a valid source for OSM?
72017-11-19 13:54:29 UTCdaganzdaanda Google says, Ditagis is the "CENTER FOR DEVELOPING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (DITAGIS)" at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology:
So this looks li...
82017-11-19 14:00:50 UTCdaganzdaanda A newly active mapper:ơn/history#map=13/10.8363/106.7702
92017-11-19 14:02:17 UTCdaganzdaanda Tubk86 has been active for a longer time, and s/he has responded to a changeset comment once, so I tried to ask her/him about the meaning of the tagging and if it's a University project:
102017-11-19 14:17:07 UTCdaganzdaanda Another try...
12017-11-18 06:31:02 UTCGerdP Hi!
I see that you mapped house numbers which is good but why did you add nodes with wrong tags like addr:place=a like this or with addr:housenumber=KS like this ?
Please correct the data or remove it.
12017-11-18 05:46:02 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review typo highway=unclassfied
instead of unclassified on 6 ways,
12017-11-16 08:02:51 UTCGerdP Hi!
I just stumbled over what looks like totally misaligned roads and found this changeset.
See e.g.
or the track starting at
Maybe the sat images changed since your changes? Current layer from Strava se...
22017-11-17 11:23:03 UTCMaarten Deen I'm sure when I mapped this (more than 2 years ago) it aligned with the then available imagery. Lots of roads there do not line up with current Bing imagery.
32017-11-17 11:27:47 UTCGerdP Yes, roads in OSM don't match with sat images and also both don't match with Strava data. Quite unusual. I am not a local and have no idea what data is best.
12017-11-06 09:33:13 UTCGerdP Moin!
Warum erfaßt Du diese Fläche(n) mit
so seltsam mit highway=traffic_island +
landuse=residential ?
andere aber ganz üblich mit landuse=traffic_island wie hier:
22017-11-17 08:19:45 UTCatpl_pilot Guten Morgen, Zuvor war die gesamte Fläche - also quer über alles Straße mit landuse=residential getagt. Mann konnte aber nicht abschätzen, wie breit die Straße wirklich ist.
Daher habe ich die die Verkehrsinseln aufgeteilt in den Bereich der Grünfläche ist bzw....
32017-11-17 08:31:50 UTCGerdP Hallo Stefan,
na ja, richtig oder falsch ist so eine Sache, bis heute scheint es kein anerkanntes tagging-Schema für die Fläche einer Verkersinsel zu geben. Ist ja auch fraglich, warum man die erfassen sollte. Aber egal, highway=traffic_island ist zumindest seltener als die Alternativen l...
12017-11-17 08:13:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've reverted mixed types highway=living_street;residential
on to highway=living_street, see
It seems that GoMap! produces these wrong tags, so please be careful and maybe contact the programmer to f...
12017-11-17 08:04:59 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You changed the tag highway=primary to
highway="Jalan Desa Ranaka" here.
I guess that Jalan Desa Ranaka is the name of the road, so I changed it to
highway=primary + name=Jalan Desa Ranaka.
See also

12017-11-09 08:23:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
There are still a few roads with highway=minor. Do you plan to change them as well?
22017-11-09 11:22:54 UTCWalkerB Hi Gerd,

As I come across them I will change them. I realized after digitizing this particular set that we moved to unclassified, so I went back and modified those that popped up quickly.
32017-11-09 11:29:29 UTCWalkerB I think I got the remaining four or five but will continue to look for them
42017-11-16 14:41:35 UTCWalkerB Gerd,
Thank you for checking me on those. I really appreciate it!
52017-11-16 14:49:36 UTCGerdP Well,
I am not checking you but the list of highway=* values from taginfo. Whenever I see a new way with an unusual value and I think it is not just a typo I try to connect the mapper.
12017-11-16 08:24:11 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review misplaced tag highway=traffic_signals
12017-11-16 08:15:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed highway=residential_link to secondary_link + oneway=yes, see
Please use only those _link values listed in the wiki:
See also
12017-11-16 08:05:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway="residential;unclassified" on
It seems that the app GoMap! creates such wrong data ?
22017-11-21 14:08:19 UTCzwaygp Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I have gone back and changed it.
12017-11-16 07:46:26 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=hi on
22017-11-16 10:29:23 UTCpatrik6761 Hey, i will fix this later today. Thank you.
12017-11-14 19:02:39 UTCGerdP I think you should have highway=crossing + crossing=traffic_signals instead of
highway=traffic_signals + crossing=traffic_signals
22017-11-14 19:33:38 UTCRaulvior From the wiki page at [1]:
"Add the following tags in addition to highway=traffic_signals for pedestrian crossings if the entire crossing is represented by a single node, or to each highway=crossing nodes if the pedestrian crossings are tagged on their own (strongly recommended)."

32017-11-14 19:40:15 UTCGerdP My understanding is that you have a highway=crossing as described in
42017-11-14 19:58:20 UTCRaulvior Judge yourself:

highway=traffic_signals + crossing=traffic_signals + highway=footway + footway=crossing.

52017-11-14 20:12:48 UTCGerdP OK, I don't know about the nodes shared with the rails, but the other two are obviously nodes shared by a footway=crossing and a major road, so highway=crossing is the right tag. The tag highway=traffic_signals is only used for simple crossroads of two major roads.
62017-11-14 20:25:53 UTCRaulvior I am using the "Vehicle traffic signals before intersection, pedestrian crossings not separately mapped " approach. It is perfectly valid as per Traffic signals:

72017-11-15 08:12:40 UTCGerdP The wiki says "Add the following tags in addition to highway=traffic_signals for pedestrian crossings if the entire crossing is represented by a single node, or to each highway=crossing nodes if th...
82017-11-15 14:24:25 UTCRaulvior As I understand it, the crossing is not tagged on its own. There are highway=traffic_signals nodes on a pedestrian crossing. If the nodes were highway=crossing with highway=traffic_lights on a separate node, then the crossing would be tagged on its own.

Also, if I remove the tag "footway=cro...
92017-11-15 14:36:30 UTCGerdP OK, seems that the two alternatives are both accepted. So I've learned something new ;-)
12017-11-15 08:07:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=погорелова ?
12017-11-15 08:02:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check highway="carrer de València"
I assume you wanted to change the name
instead of the highway tag?
22017-11-15 11:26:46 UTCmateuvic oh! thanks. I will correct it
12017-11-15 07:56:53 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you used highway=bridge for a few ways crossing waterways. The usual way is to give the bridge the tag bridge=yes.
Typically you have either a highway=* + bridge=yes + layer=1
or waterway=* + tunnel=culvert + layer=-1
in this situation.
See also http://wiki.openstreetmap....
22017-11-15 07:59:02 UTCGerdP One more link:
12017-11-15 07:45:41 UTCGerdP Hi! Please review typo highway=44 on
I assume you meant height=44?
22017-11-15 07:58:39 UTCMilancer OK, tag corrected. Thank for info.
12017-11-14 08:27:34 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this change because of the unusual highway=residential_link used here:
Besides that residential_link should not be used I think it is a secondary_link or just hw=residential.
12017-11-14 08:22:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed highway=crossing to highway=footway + footway=crossing here:
I've also changed the nodes from highway=traffic_signals to highway=crossing. Please review.
22017-11-14 14:08:16 UTCRaulvior Hello,
The crossing still has the value "traffic_signals" of the key "highway". Anyways, the crossing has both traffic signals for people and for cars and tram. I have made a new changeset adding "button_operated=yes" to the road semaphores. I forgot to add that. Link ...
12017-11-14 08:17:03 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because of the tag highway=crossing used on a way like here:
This tag is meant to be used on the node shared by the major road and the footway. The footway itself is mapped with highway=footway + footway=...
12017-11-14 08:08:22 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte verwende highway=crossing nur für den Node, den Fußweg und (Haupt-)Straße gemeinsam haben. Der Fußweg selbst wird wie immer mit highway=footway und zusätzlich mit footway=crossing erfaßt.
Im Falle von lä...
12017-11-13 14:29:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't use Bing where Japan GSI ortho Imagery is available. Bing is not ortorectified enough.
12017-11-13 07:48:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why did you change highway=residential to highway=Road here?
The previous value highway=residential looks correct to me.
12017-11-12 09:14:51 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unclassifiedth on
Looks like a highway=residential to me.
12017-11-12 09:09:23 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You (accidentially?) changed the highway=trunk instead of adding / changing a node on this way. I've reverted that change.
Please see
12017-11-12 08:59:44 UTCGerdP Moin!
Das Tag highway=mini_roundabout is nur für nodes. Die vorherige Version war also "richtiger". Was hat Dir daran nicht gefallen? Siehe auch
22017-11-12 15:31:17 UTCgoegeo Sorry, habe ich nicht gewusst. Meine Änderung basierte auf eigenen Erfahrungen, da ich mehrmals im Monat an der betroffenen Stelle vorbei komme und aufgrund der tatsächlichen Größe immer schwanke zwischen Mini- und normalen Kreisverkehr. Die Bausausführung entspricht aber d...
12017-11-12 08:52:43 UTCGerdP Hi!

Please don't use highway=mini_roundabout for ways. The tag is only meant for nodes when you don't want to draw the circular way.
I also think that this way is connected to Rue de la Landes.
Please revi...
22017-11-12 09:55:11 UTCAdrien G Hi,
Indeed the mini_roundabout was a mistake.

The small way is not connected to the other road. It only goes to a small parking, which I had to OSM.

For the name, I have to verify, but I think it's rue de la Lande.

Thank you for your reviews.
12017-11-10 10:16:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=closed on
The tag is only used here. If the road is disused, I think disused:highway=residential would be better. See also
12017-11-10 10:04:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=rebuilt on ? It is only used here.
I guess you meant something like was;highway=primary as described here:
12017-11-10 10:00:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
and name="Ituzaingó;Atatürk Caddessı"
12017-11-10 09:55:53 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist dieser Weg aufgefallen:
wegen highway=passing_place
Das sollte an einen node, nicht an eine Fläche.
Ist das hier ein Platz, wo z.B. Trecker rechts ran fahren, um andere überholen zu lassen? Eigentlich braucht man ja an mehrspuri...
12017-11-10 08:30:14 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway="Buddha Park Road" on
I think you meant addr:street="Buddha Park Road" ?
On the other hand, I wonder if a leisure=park really has a address.
I sug...
12017-11-09 08:31:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unclassifiedr
Looks like unclassified or track to me, but I guess you wanted to change it from unclassified to residential?
22017-11-10 20:50:13 UTCVLD007 Dear GerdP,
Thank you for your comment and for bringing this to my attention; the tag has been fixed. Thank you for your time and feedback.
12017-11-07 07:26:59 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because of the tag highway=crossing used on a way. This tag is meant for the node shared by the footway and the major road, the footway itself should be tagged highway=footway + footway=crossing.
Please review my changes:
22017-11-08 10:00:17 UTCAmorandron You're right, I'm sorry...
32017-11-08 10:01:58 UTCGerdP You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback :-)
12017-11-08 09:36:44 UTCGerdP Hi again.
Please check; You've mapped a cycleway here
which is crossing a footway
Are they connected or is the cycleway also under this bridge
12017-11-08 09:29:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of strange lanes values like
I assume you meant turn:lanes:forward=left;through|through ?
See also
12017-11-08 09:12:35 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=prop on some ways like ?
22017-11-08 12:21:56 UTCmaraf24 Should be highway=proposed.
Already fixed.

12017-10-06 07:22:20 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
The tag highway=social_path is only used here. If you want to express that nobody is allowed to use a path the tag access=no is enough. If you want to express that there is no path at all you can use was:highway=path or maybe historic:highway=path
22017-11-07 07:50:46 UTCGerdP I've changed it to path here:
12017-11-01 07:07:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
There are overlapping natural=sand areas and one is tagged highway=incline. I see no need for the highway tag since you also added this way:
22017-11-07 07:45:43 UTCGerdP Please review my changes here:
12017-11-07 07:42:03 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway=grass. Maybe you meant highway=service + surface=grass here?
There is also an unclosed way with recycling_type=container
22017-11-16 13:23:06 UTCmuralito Fixed the ficticious motorway and other details.
12017-11-06 08:30:46 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist diese Änderung aufgefallen, weil Du highway=abandoned:secondary anstelle des üblichen abandoned:highway=secondary verwendet hast.Sieht für mich aber eher nach Baustelle aus. Wenn es dauerhaft so bleibt, dann sind die beiden Enden von L 602 wahrscheinlich auch nicht mehr...
22017-11-06 10:33:37 UTCRailAir Hallo,
Deine Vermutung wird wohl richtig sein. Falls sich da nicht demnächst jemand mit Ortskenntnissen der Angelegenheit annimmt werde ich erst im nächsten Jahr dort mal vorbei schauen. Mir scheint da vieles noch im Fluß zu sein. Die z.Z. gesperrte Strecke wird wieder befahren werd...
32017-11-06 11:05:52 UTCGerdP Hallo Bernd,
okay, wenn die Strecke wieder benutzt werden wird, dann passt disused:highway=secondary besser, siehe auch
12017-11-06 08:46:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=red on this road?
Just a typo?
22017-11-06 08:51:22 UTCGerdP Sure, you probably meant residential. I've changed it to that.
12017-11-06 08:43:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've corrected typo highway=private. Please review:
12017-11-06 08:38:56 UTCGerdP Moin!
Was ist denn mit highway=duckboards
gemeint? Nach meinem Verständnis sollte es highway=path sein, denn das ist die Bedeutung des Weges. Wenn duckboards für Laufbohlen steht, dann kann man das evtl. mit surface=wood erfassen?
12017-11-06 08:23:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
A ford is mapped with ford=yes, please review my changes:
See also
12017-11-02 07:53:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway="Materiels didacticques" on
I assume you wanted to add a new tag instead of changing the highway=residential?
22017-11-06 08:13:33 UTCGerdP I've reverted your change now. Maybe you wanted to add another node for a shop ?
12017-11-05 06:14:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=ford used on this way:
I assume you meant highway=path + ford=yes ?
What is meant with foot=no in this case?
Is it really not allowed to walk through the ford?
12017-11-04 08:09:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=roadu on and
I assume you wanted to change road to unclassified?
22017-11-04 12:55:54 UTCHeinz_V Thanks, I made the corrections
12017-10-20 09:45:46 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
Some roads in this area are mapped as highway="service road" instead of service and they are not connected to the other ways. They also have names like "dead end" or "Service Road" which seem to be fantasy names.
I also wonder if ways like https://...
22017-11-04 08:02:23 UTCGerdP I've changed the ways with highway="service road", see
12017-11-03 06:21:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please revert this change.
1) The information "Area de Rsico Tiros/ Assalto" should not be added to the highway tag. Maybe use note="Area de Rsico Tiros/ Assalto"
2) Google is not a valid source because their licence doesn't match with OSM.
Please remove all data with t...
12017-11-03 06:06:27 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed a way with highway=bridge, see
12017-11-03 06:02:27 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=aerial on
The tag is only used here, I assume it is a typo?
12017-11-02 08:29:31 UTCGerdP HI and welcome to OSM!
I've fixed a few problems in this area:
1) typo highway=tracks instead of track
2) roads ending at landuse=farmland ways
3) roads ending at amenity=school
My changes:
Hope this helps and happy mapping!
12017-11-02 08:15:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check the ways with highway=mini_roundabout like this:
I think they are all highway=path or highway=service. The tag highway=mini_roundabout should only be used for nodes.
12017-11-02 07:50:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you try to map some road markings as islands here. The highway tag should not be used for this, I think area:highway=emergency or area:highway=traffic_island is used for this, see also
12017-11-01 06:54:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=crossing used on ways instead of highway=footway + footway=crossing.
I see no need to map the way itself because the footways are not mapped as extra ways in this area. So, I would only add a node with highway=crossing and further tags where appropriate here:
12017-11-01 06:45:05 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've corrected the mapping of a pedestrian crossing here:
The shared node of major road and footway is tagged with highway=crossing.
The footway itself is tagged with highway=footway + footway=crossing.
For both objects you...
22017-11-02 10:25:46 UTCportolan Thanks! So to recap: zebra crossing highways are footways, and the node at the lane is highway crossing.
I'll keep this in mind and fix the errors I find.
12017-11-01 06:37:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've corrected a highway=brdige here:
12017-10-30 06:05:23 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich habe diese Änderung revertiert. Der Kreisverkehr wird durch junction=roundabout erfaßt und das tag highway=motorway_junction ist nur für nodes, siehe

12017-10-22 09:49:07 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this changeset because you created a lot of short ways where the sat image shows one road. Please connect these parts. I think that this way can be reached with a car, so it is probably a highway=unclassified. You used...
22017-10-24 08:24:59 UTCGerdP I've done some corrections, please review my changes:
12017-10-23 09:16:39 UTCGerdP Hi mati-cl,
I see that you changed here, but I still don't see what it is.
12017-04-10 06:22:04 UTCupendrakarukonda Hi PeetTheEngineer,

You added `highway = yes` tag to the features which doesn't exist in OSM. Can you change it and give a appropriate one.


22017-10-23 09:05:14 UTCGerdP Digital Globe seems to show a highway=track next to the rails. I assume this was meant with highway=yes?
If yes, draw the highway as an extra way.
12017-10-23 08:37:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=footpath on
Is it a hw=path or hw=footway?
22017-10-23 08:40:09 UTCwonka68 It's a new footpath. Apologiees for incorrect tagging.

I guess it should be hw=path
32017-10-23 08:47:09 UTCGerdP Ok, please correct it and add a surface tag and remove the tag cycleway=yes..
42017-10-23 09:36:42 UTCwonka68 Done
12017-10-22 09:09:47 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte prüfen:
1) Tippfehler: Eine Zufahrt wird mit highway=service + service=driveway erfaßt:
2) Heißt das Ding wirklich genauso wie die L705 an der Stelle und wie diese Zufahrt: ?
22017-10-22 09:47:05 UTCOlsch Nr. 1 habe ich korrigiert.
Das mit der Benennung von Zufahrten... kann man wohl so oder so sehen. Streng genommen haben Zufahrten ja keine Namen, zur Zuordnung von Gebäuden zu Straßen - also wenn man nur auf die Karte guckt - finde ich das aber hilfreich.

Der alte Teil der Kosterstra&...
32017-10-22 09:59:14 UTCGerdP Ich seh das eher streng, kann aber damit leben ;-)
12017-10-22 09:27:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please add / check the layer tags to the cycleway between and
12017-10-22 08:57:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this change because you used hghway=crossing for a way. Please review my corrections:
12017-10-22 04:20:11 UTCGerdP Hi Hermann!
I noticed that there are large residential areas in Vallée Du Zio. I wonder if this polygon is still up to date which would mean that all the buildings are in a hazard prone area.
12017-10-21 08:50:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check: I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway=access.
Mapbox shows roads which look like highway=service to me.
This road is probably just a service=driveway without a name?
And this one probably is longer according ...
12017-10-21 08:37:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
Sorry for this late comment:
I found nearly 3000 buildings with addr:street=Mkwajuni in this area
but no road with this name. What I found was this boundary:
Do you agree that the addr:street tag is wrong here and should be removed?
The same p...
12017-10-21 08:10:46 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
1) You changed a highway=primary to highway=Trunk. The correct value would be trunk
2) You removed oneway=yes from this road, I am pretty sure that it is a oneway road.
3) You added tags like Smooth=Good
or Smooth=Intermediate to some roads.
I assume you meant smoothness=go...
22017-10-21 08:13:31 UTCGerdP Just noticed that you also removed name=Nelson Mandela Road, I fixed it here:
12017-10-20 13:49:29 UTCGerdP Hi
You added lots of buildings here which duplicated existing buildings.
I've reverted the change here:
22017-10-20 13:54:57 UTCklain890 Thank you for the correction, probably that was due to the imagery that loaded in my JOSM and was indicating un-mapped buildings.
12017-10-20 10:14:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the unusual tag highway=vehicletesting
which is only used in this area.
What do you think about changing it to highway=service + service=test_track.
This is used 30 times for similar roads and highway=service is rendered.
I assume all these roads shou...
12017-09-10 08:51:19 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You tried to map a roundabout here:
using highway=turning_loop
This tag is only meant for nodes, when you don't want to draw the circular way itself. You should use junction=roundabout for a real roundabout. See
22017-10-20 08:17:23 UTCGerdP Please review my changes:
12017-10-20 05:58:39 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich habe ein paar Korrekturen zu den Zebrastreifen gemacht, siehe
12017-10-17 05:00:40 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review 5 roads with highway=R
in this changeset. I assume you meant residential?
Why do you add import=yes to these ways? If these ways are from an import, you should mention the source of this import instead or additional to Digital Globe. In this case I assume you just use copy+paste...
22017-10-17 17:13:37 UTCVLD007 Hello Gerd.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I corrected the misspelling.

32017-10-17 17:59:47 UTCGerdP I learned now that you work for the "AI-Assisted Road Tracing" project. My understanding of the wiki page is that you should not tag each way with source=* and import=yes but instead use these tags for the changeset. I think this would be much better.
42017-10-19 16:38:21 UTCVLD007 Hi GerdP,
Thank you for following up! Based on initial feedback for this import we decided to tag each way created by our team mainly because of community requests. Having each way tagged also makes the process more transparent so the community can quickly give us detailed feedback if needed.
52017-10-19 16:51:34 UTCGerdP Hi Kurt,
your wiki page was recently changed to match this tagging, but I don't see where this was discussed. Some mappers in Germany (including myself) are very unhappy with this and you risk reverts by DWG. See also
62017-10-25 23:06:31 UTCVLD007 Hi GerdP,
We are sorry that you are upset and have responded to the import list question. We hope you understand we are trying to have more transparency by tagging every element.
12017-10-19 08:49:02 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review, I fear you accidentially moved a part of a major road by > 70m, see
12017-10-19 06:52:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't use tags like name=path for a highway=path or ref="Tertiary road"
12017-10-19 06:08:45 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've reverted this changeset:
Bing doesn't show the road as a straight connection. Why did you change it like that?
12017-10-19 06:01:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
This way seems to describe the same object on the other side of the road?
12017-10-19 05:54:40 UTCGerdP Hi again!
Please can you add some details where this parking lot is located and who can use it? Sat images don't show it.
12017-10-19 05:44:42 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You tried to map something here but I fear I don't understand what it is. Please check the wiki about highways:
12017-10-18 10:47:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
I see that you started to fix these strange numbers. I also want to do that. What do you think that addr:housenumber=KS (or ks / Ks etc) means?
Unfortunately most numbers don't have a valid addr:street tag. Do you see a good reason for this?
12017-01-11 22:52:33 UTCsamely Can you also check this changeset, please?
22017-10-18 06:59:18 UTCGerdP I wonder if the primary road is in a tunnel?
It seems to go straight through buildings with both lanes.
12017-10-18 06:26:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this change because you use highway=crossing on some ways. This tag should only be used for the node shared by the major road and the footway. The way itself should be tagged highway=footway + footway=crossing.
See also
12017-10-18 06:09:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the ways with highway=bus_guideway like this one:
This is a very special typo of road, see
Mapbox shows ways with road markings,this would not be needed with a guided way.
12017-10-18 06:04:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check my corrections for roads where you entered the name with the highway key:
22017-11-03 10:36:37 UTCGlenn Plas Hi Wegspotter,
Ik ben benieuwd hoe u het wegenregister gebruikt om OSM te controleren, ik zou er graag meer over weten. De reden is vooral omdat na diepe analyse van het Wegenregister blijkt dat er toch wel een groot aantal fouten in staan. OSM is de betere kaart en daarom moeten extra waakzaam ...
32017-11-03 10:39:50 UTCjoost schouppe Hoi Wegspotter,
Het klinkt hier alsof je het wegenregister zonder meer als waar aanneemt. Ik denk niet dat dat zo is, maar het lijkt mij wel nuttig om je werkwijze wat uit te leggen. Misschien kan je er eens een diary post over schijven? Een iets uitgebreidere changeset comment is natuurlijk ook we...
12017-10-16 13:10:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
What does the rarely used highway=historic mean on these two ways?
Maybe you want to express that the ways are no longer usable?
Please check for bet...
22017-10-16 20:50:20 UTCDyserth It means it used to be a track road in the past, with a ford across the stream, but isn't any more having fallen into disuse for general traffic and now being sited on private land. The route could still be used for foot traffic but has restricted access.
32017-10-16 21:13:09 UTCGerdP OK, so you think the owners still use if for walking? In that case it would be a highway=footway + access=private
or maybe hw=path, right?
42017-10-17 08:24:19 UTCDyserth No that is not what I meant - it *could* be used for walking down but is unsuitable for vehicles or horses but there are no rights of access. This was originally an old holloway road - hence the historic tag.
52017-10-17 08:39:00 UTCGerdP Since you don't seem to use one of the common prefixes to express this
what about historic=way? This is used far more often than highway=historic.

62017-10-17 12:04:27 UTCDyserth Less common it may be but is it more appropriate in this case? I feel that the highway=historic tag *is* more appropriate as this is what this road used to be. A road. A highway. Not a path or a way.
72017-10-17 13:32:40 UTCGerdP OK, maybe my understanding is too poor. I've asked the UK forum for help
82017-10-18 14:29:55 UTCRichard historic:highway=* would be much better than highway=historic. Generally the key should reflect what it is, not what it used to be. It is a historic highway but it's not a highway.

taginfo reports 1,200 historic:highway=* vs just 6 highway=historic.

(railway=abandoned/dismantled is kind of gr...
92017-10-19 06:35:43 UTCMateusz Konieczny > No that is not what I meant - it *could* be used for walking down but is unsuitable for vehicles or horses but there are no rights of access

So why highway=footway is unsuitable?
102017-10-19 18:20:40 UTCDyserth re Comment from Richard. That seems spot on - it is indeed a historic highway but not a highway currently. I'll amend the tagging. Cheers.
112017-10-19 18:24:39 UTCDyserth highway=footway is unsuitable because it isn't a designated footway any more than the rest of the fields which the feature crosses. The feature is similar in nature to a classic holloway or sunken lane. For examples of similar features please see:
122017-10-19 18:28:54 UTCDyserth as an aside this feature was marked as a unclassified road on the OS 1:25k 1st Series 1937 Map.
12017-10-17 08:50:07 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You changed a rather large area from landuse=residential to amenity=marketplace
name=Ranen Market Centre
I've reverted this change, please draw a new way for the marketplace.
12017-10-17 05:44:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
What means highway="path possible, but extremely dangerous" ?
I assume you wanted to add this as a note?
22017-10-17 07:40:08 UTCPfad-Finder There used to be a path/footway over the bridge (about 50cm wide, not official), but now large parts of the handrail are stolen and the risk to drop 20 meters to the ground is real. There is already one recently erected cross under the bridge. I dont wan't to encourage anybody to use this bridge for...
32017-10-17 07:44:44 UTCGerdP OK, that is understood. Question is what tag can be used to express this. Since there is no highway on the southern part of the bridge I wonder why you don't simple remove the highway tag.
12017-10-17 05:09:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check:
What is meant with import=yes used on some new ways?
They all have the tags import=yes + source=digitalglobe so it doesn't seem to be an import as described here:
22017-10-19 16:41:37 UTCRVR001 Hi GerdP,
Thank you for your comment. Our import is a semi-automated import as described on the import catalogue
Our process is described at
Please reach out to if you have ...
12016-02-15 06:27:17 UTCGerdP Moin!
Wenn ich das richtig sehe, sollte es bei diesem Weg historic=highway heissen, nicht highway=historic ?

22016-02-16 09:45:42 UTCLodda Dieser Weg und auch andere sind historisch, also nicht mehr existent und sollen in Mapnik nicht dargestellt werden. Sie werden aber in einer Relation zusammengefasst, die diese Wege wieder sichtbar machen.
Gruß Lodda
32016-02-16 10:04:05 UTCGerdP Dann passt doch historic=highway viel besser, oder ?
42017-09-07 13:24:14 UTCGerdP Bin gerade wieder drüber gestolpert. Soll ich es ändern?
52017-10-16 13:33:39 UTCGerdP Siehe
Statt hw=razed könnte man auch historic=way in betracht ziehen. Die Relation
ist auch nicht wirklich korrekt, ist ja mehr 'ne Sammelrelation als 'ne route.
12017-10-13 06:00:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you added crossing=zebra
to ways with highway=crossing.
The way is a footway and should have the tags highway=footway + footway=crossing
and maybe crossing_ref=zebra were appropriate. The node that is shared by the footway and the major road should have the tags highway=c...
22017-10-15 16:46:14 UTCzorglubu I agree. I wanted to correct a warning of OSM Inspector. There is no footway here (I know the street), I presume I should remove these ways and put some nodes with tags highway=crossing + crossing_ref=zebra on the different ways of the main road . Could you confirm ? Thanks.
32017-10-15 16:55:49 UTCGerdP Yes, since the sidewalk is not mapped as a separate way I think you just have to add the nodes as you suggested.
42017-10-15 16:58:38 UTCzorglubu Thanks for the advice. I will do it in the next days.
12017-10-14 09:29:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review position of this highway=secondary:
Current Bing shows a road next to this roughly drawn way.
22017-10-14 09:32:54 UTCGerdP .. at least in the northern part ;-)
Maybe you also know what this is?
32017-10-15 09:03:53 UTCcarciofo Hello, there was no high resolution imagery available at the time the way was created, thus the rough alignment. Regarding the northern part (i.e. north of Barbacoas), if you're referring to the weird highway=pendiente tag, I was not the author: I had added it as highway=unclassified but it was chan...
42017-10-15 09:20:35 UTCGerdP OK, thanks, Will have a look at it later.
12017-10-14 20:42:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo addr:place="<different>"
on more than 10000 objects near this area, all created by you.
22017-10-15 09:06:46 UTCschadow1 OMG! Fixing it now. Probably had an error with JOSM literally tagging them as <different>
32017-10-15 09:19:02 UTCGerdP I think I also did that in the past (but noticed it before uploading), but now I am no longer able to reproduce the problem in JOSM. If you can, please open a ticket for JOSM.
12017-10-15 06:34:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review these ways tagged highway=escape. I think they are all hw=track + tracktype=grade1
One is here:
Why did you use hw=escape?
See also
Why is it not connected to the ways in the we...
22017-10-15 08:00:10 UTCgpesquero Hello GerP! You’re right! I reused the tag <highway=escape> because it was already used in some ways in this area, but it does not apply here at all !! I will change them to <highway=track> + <tracktype=grade1> where appropriate.
32017-10-15 08:06:10 UTCGerdP OK, thanks!
42017-10-15 08:32:09 UTCgpesquero Fixed with changeset #52948681 ( Please review...
12017-10-15 06:46:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for typo highway=residental (missing 2nd i)
I fixed it here:
12017-10-15 06:37:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=historic is rarely used. Please check
for common tagging.
22017-10-15 22:13:17 UTCdaveemtb Thanks, yes, I think the tagging I used was very old. I've edited now - does that look better?
12017-10-15 06:22:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
I changed the unusual highway=driveway to highway=service + service=driveway, see
12017-10-15 06:18:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed highway=bridge here:
12016-03-01 08:56:15 UTCGerdP Hi there!
You have added a few ways with highway=test_track here. This tag is only used here, I am not a local, but I guess you should better use highway=service together with a access=private and maybe a note .
22017-10-14 14:08:19 UTCWookey The ways are unusual. There is a large open-sided shed covering an area of marked out roads (and ramps), clearly for something like taking driving tests or testing vehicles.
I was unable to find a suitable tag so I guess made one up. All the other roads in the facility are 'service' (and maybe priv...
32017-10-14 15:50:06 UTCGerdP Taginfo says that service=test_track is used 27 times, so I think hw=service + service=test_track is okay.
12017-10-14 09:53:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual tag highway=historical on and
Sat images don't show a highway, so they either existed a long time ago or maybe never?
In the first case I suggest historical=highway or highway=razed, ...
22017-10-14 09:54:40 UTCGerdP oops, sorry, meant historic=highway
12017-08-24 13:05:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo (?) highway=unpaved
Maybe you meant landuse=brownfield?
22017-10-14 09:44:44 UTCGerdP Or maybe it is an amenity=parking?
12017-09-25 09:01:34 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=tiny_path
on ?
Do you want to express that it has a small width?
22017-10-14 09:20:10 UTCGerdP I've changed it back to path:
12017-10-14 09:13:03 UTCGerdP Bitte mal prüfen:
Es gibt zwei Relationen name=Travemünder Landstraße, ich denke diese kann gelöscht werden:
Allerdings sind nicht alle Member davon in
22017-10-14 09:14:16 UTCGerdP Ach ja, weißt Du evtl. was dies hier ist?
Evtl. road_marking=dash?
12017-08-26 08:06:11 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
The sat images show an amenity=parking,
not a circular way. A turning_circle should be mapped as a node, not a way. See also
22017-08-26 11:50:57 UTCRobJN Most satellite imagery is out of date for this location. I am sure I mapped it right but will check again when next in Coventry.
32017-08-26 11:52:58 UTCRobJN I am aware of the turning circle tag and chose not to use that so expect no change required, but as noted, I will check.
42017-10-14 08:48:50 UTCGerdP Esri sat image now shows a turning loop next to an amenity=parking
52017-11-28 23:36:15 UTCRobJN I have made this back in to a loop road again as per the wiki guidelines ("preferably a small loop of road"):

If there is a non-traversable island, and the place is meant for turning, then consider using the new (but unproven) highway=turning_loop, or preferably draw a small loop of roa...
12017-10-14 06:36:02 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the rarely used highway=access on
I assume you meant hw=service?
22017-10-14 08:18:50 UTCyourealwaysbe Thanks for this. I'm not sure what to tag it now! Service road may be the right one. It is a road providing access to residential apartments. It's more than a driveway since it's not within property bounds, though residential seems like a an aggrandisation. It fits the Cambridge dictionary definitio...
32017-10-14 08:41:44 UTCGerdP I don't know the road and cannot see it on sat images, so I really don't know for sure. I assume hw=residential may also fit, esp. when you have a name as well.
42017-10-15 22:31:38 UTCyourealwaysbe After staring at it a bit on mapillary, i decided residential
12017-10-14 07:29:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway="residential et éclairée"
Did you mean highway=residential + lit=yes?
12017-10-14 06:43:17 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've corrected the unusual highway=parking_aisle
to highway=service. I did not add service=parking_aisle because I don't think that this is their main purpose.
See also
22017-10-14 13:44:42 UTCke9tv ok, thanks, must have been going blind after the number of chdr reviews this week.
12017-10-14 06:31:48 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=5 on
Maybe you meant addr:housenumber=5?
22017-10-15 04:56:46 UTCReza_koulivand Hello! Yes, you are right, I have been trying to register the height of the building. thank you
12017-10-13 07:59:38 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I know it is a bit late but I've noticed this changeset because you added a lot of points with tags that are not useful for OSM.
I've removed the data here:
Please let me know if you think that the data is useful for OSM and...
12017-06-27 13:17:57 UTCmueschel Hi,
welcome to OSM. You added a lot of points here, but none of them has any meaningful tags. Please take your time to read in the OSM Wiki how tagging has to be done to be useful in any application that uses OSM data.
22017-10-13 07:40:18 UTCGerdP I've reverted most of this changeset here
12017-10-13 05:56:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the ways near
The tag highway=crossing is only for nodes, the way has no tags.
12017-10-12 16:40:02 UTCChris Fleming why remove the maxspeed? - also I'm not sure if an area is actually appropriate here. Think that a standard highway tag will be find here.
22017-10-12 16:43:10 UTCGerdP I did not dare to remove the areas. The maxspeed tags are on the normal highway ways and not needed for areas.
If you like, please delete the areas.
I think they were created as an experiment.
12017-10-12 07:29:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review and
Are you sure that these are not roads?
Or are there roads parallel to the drains?
12017-10-12 04:44:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't use highway=* for elements of a playground like
Please check
for common tags.
22017-10-12 07:42:03 UTCsimonmikkelsen-dk You are right. I used highway where I ment to use playground. It is fixed now. Thanks!
12017-10-11 08:12:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
This looks like an import to me. Unfortunately the data is not useful for OSM because you did not tag the nodes or connect them with ways. What was the source for these nodes? Did you follow ?
12017-10-11 08:10:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
This looks like an import to me. Unfortunately the data is not useful for OSM
because you did not tag the nodes or connect them with ways. What was the source for these nodes?
Did you follow ?
12017-10-11 07:42:21 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't add landuse=residential to a building. Maybe use building=residential instead. See
12017-10-11 07:35:36 UTCGerdP Hi!
This looks like an import that went wrong. The changeset added many nodes without any tags or ways. Did you follow the import guidelines?
12017-10-11 07:26:18 UTCGerdP This cs was reverted, see
12017-10-11 07:11:16 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've reverted this changeset because it is of no use for OSM and looks like an undiscussed import. See
12017-10-11 06:54:21 UTCGerdP Hi!
I wonder what you tried to map here. The changeset contains 1157 nodes which are of no use as is because they have no tags and they are not connected to a way or relation.
I assume it is an import that did not work.
Did you follow the instructions for imports given here? http://wiki.openstre...
12017-09-14 15:32:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
Why did you use highway=unclassified
for it?
22017-10-09 22:22:50 UTCprogserega Hmm!
I don't know :-)
Highway=* not need for this area. I think, that is mistake.
32017-10-10 05:50:46 UTCGerdP I think I can see a road on the southern
part. Please check my changes:
12017-10-09 06:39:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review mapping of this footbrige:
The correct tags are highway=footbway + bridge=yes + layer=1
Please add bicycle=yes if appropriate.
See also
12017-10-08 09:42:19 UTCGerdP Hi!
I fixed a typo highway="te]"
on three ways. I assume you meant tertiary, see
12017-09-08 04:51:02 UTCGerdP Hi!
You used highway=close or closed here.
Both are rarely used. Sat images don't yet show a road. So I wonder what is meant. See also
22017-10-07 16:49:26 UTCfenrisster It is an existing highway (newly built and finished) but since it is closed for public use, so, that is why I used that prefix. If I am mistaken, I will correct it.
32017-10-07 17:07:59 UTCGerdP Maybe you need something like access=private here?
12017-10-06 07:16:54 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Why did you revert my correction?
The correct tag is highway="residential"
not highway="highway=residential"
12017-10-06 06:42:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
What is meant with highway=aerial on this way?
I think the last part is part of the driveway,
the middle looks like a hw=track and the first part might be a hw=path.
12017-10-05 06:17:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
You changed a lot of ways with highway=footway + footway=crossing to
highway=crossing. See
I assume this was not intended as highway=crossing should only be used to tag the shared node of the footway and the major road.
See http://wiki.openstr...
22017-10-05 15:09:57 UTCDiógenes de Sinope Hi GerdP,

Whops, I made a mistake, I always use iD edit to make edits, seeing as the edits that you refer to are in regards to 'pedestrian crossings' that are raised to be on the same level as the sidewalk, I assumed that the correct representation for this was with the key 'highway:crossing' or ...
32017-10-05 15:18:12 UTCGerdP Ok, maybe also interesting for you:
42017-10-05 16:03:10 UTCDiógenes de Sinope after investigating the issue, it would appear that the reason why the edit was represented as 'highway=footway, footway=crossing, highway=crossing' is because I had originally tagged the way as a 'pedestrian crossing' (highway=footway, footway=crossing), I then change the way from 'pedestrian cross...
52017-10-05 16:17:37 UTCDiógenes de Sinope I tried to emulate what I just described above but by all accounts, every thing seems to be in order, I think we must be referring to different edits, maybe I did make a mistake with a few of them, if you can local the edits that are tagged incorrectly then I think it would be best that you correct ...
62017-10-05 16:24:21 UTCGerdP If you execute the overpass query you'll find a few ways which are still tagged with highway=crossing. This tag is only meant for nodes.
72017-10-05 16:29:46 UTCDiógenes de Sinope as I mentioned in my previous comment, I think that the edits that 'I thought' you were referring to must be the wrong ones, the wiki page (raised pedestrian crossing) for the edits that I thought you were referring to claims that I tagged the edits correctly, unless I tagged a 'way' as 'highway=cro...
82017-10-05 16:36:48 UTCDiógenes de Sinope okay I see what is going on now, the tags for 'raised pedestrian crossing' are highway=crossing, traffic_calming=table, that is why there is an error, 'highway=crossing' should only be used for nodes
12017-10-05 06:33:55 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because of the unusual tag highway=stairs instead of steps.
I corrected that already, see
Is this way really still named Isolotto?
22017-10-05 12:57:30 UTCpicnicjonathan Hey Gerd, thanks for the update - I thought I researched enough to not make this mistake ;-) The way might be called Bastion or Isolotto, I don't really know though :)
12017-10-04 16:31:44 UTCrab Zwischen D356 und D776 sind meiner Meinung nach nur die bessern Wege als Unclassified zu betrachten (regelmässig befahren , Verbindungscharakter, mindestens 3m breit). Der Rest ist grösstenteils ein Überbleibsel aus einem HOT "buildings only" Projekt. Am besten grosszüg...
22017-10-04 16:40:18 UTCGerdP Danke für die Hinweise.
Woran erkenne ich bei Bing die besseren Wege? ImPrinzip scheint es hier je einen mehr oder weniger direkten Weg zwischen den einzelnen Häusern zu geben.
Die meisten buildings sind laut Bing okay,
bei den Straßen gibt / gab es halt jede Menge unverbundene S...
32017-10-04 16:50:38 UTCrab Ich schalte oft den Datenlayer aus und zoome dann aus der Ansicht heraus. Da erkennt man meistens die etwas wichtigeren Verbindungen. Um ein Gefühl für die Wegbreite zu bekommen, ziehe ich eine Linie über die Breite des Weges. Das Measurement plugin zeigt dann die Breite recht zuverl&...
42017-10-04 17:15:08 UTCGerdP Ok, im Prinzip verwenden wir die gleiche Methoden. Ich frage mich aber, ob es nicht eher am Untergrund liegt, ob man die Fahrspuren gut sieht oder nicht. Ich habe halt lanes=1 verwendet, weil 2 der default für unclassified ist.
Ich habe aber nichts dagegen, wenn Du die von mir geänderte...
12017-10-04 07:05:41 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
You created some ways with multiple highway values like highway=service;footway or
It seems that this is a common problem in the Go Map! App, so please wa...
12017-10-04 06:56:03 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier einige Wege mit highway=pathless erzeugt.
An dieser Stelle wohl aus Versehen:
Warum willst Du z.B. hier nicht einen hw=path verwenden ?
12017-10-03 06:02:45 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review the ways with highway=crossing like this:
It should be tagged highway=footway + footway=crossing
and it should share a node wiith the major road. This shared node is tagged highway=crossing and maybe more tags like ...
22017-10-03 20:54:52 UTCTopol65 Thank you for pointing this out! I have fixed these tags.
32017-10-04 06:48:46 UTCGerdP Thanks! See
where I changed the mapping for one footway. At this place it is not a sidewalk but a crossing, and it is not covered:
Always make sure that the node with highway=crossing is shared by the foo...
42017-10-04 20:27:04 UTCTopol65 Thanks
12017-07-25 11:27:01 UTCmueschel Was meinst du denn mit "scheduled"? Üblicherweise nehmen wir doch preproposed / proposed / planned / construction.
Gruß, Jan
22017-07-27 21:51:51 UTCJojo4u Ich dachte ich mache nochmal Werbung für mein scheduled-Proposal. Aber jetzt am Desktop sehe ich bei Taginfo nur 2 Objekte. Aber planned wird ja auch noch nicht gerendert...
32017-09-26 09:18:16 UTCGerdP Bitte ändern. Ich finde, wir haben wirklich genug etablierte Möglichkeiten, einen Weg zu mappen, den es nicht gibt.
ciao, Gerd
42017-10-03 19:27:36 UTCJojo4u Welches Tag würdest du bevorzugen? Proposed oder planned?
52017-10-03 19:32:08 UTCGerdP Ich kenne die Sachlage nicht. Scheduled klingt nach "irgendwas in Richtung Bau passiert bereits" und das wäre dann mehr planned als proposed.
62017-10-05 17:55:17 UTCJojo4u habe es als highway=planned gesetzt
12017-10-02 10:41:40 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich wundere mich gerade, dass dieser Weg mit foot=no gemapt ist:
Ich radl dort regelmäßig und wüßte nicht, dort ein Verbotsschild gesehen zu haben.
Woher kam die Info?
12017-10-02 09:59:46 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist gerade aufgefallen, dass dieser Weg
als hw=track eingetragen ist:
Ich fahre dort regelmäßig mit dem Rad und habe noch nie einen Trecker oder so gesehen, ausser vielleicht zur Erhaltung des Weges. Warum hast...
12017-10-02 08:13:39 UTCGerdP Hi again!
I am not happy with the changes to
1) The highway tag contans mixed values, only one can be right:
2) The name tag contains now both the chinese and the english name.. Please don't do that. You the tag name:...
12017-10-02 08:03:53 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review mixed types highway="footway; path" on way
Maybe you also know the mtb:scale? See
12017-10-02 06:54:34 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because you used
highway=crossing + traffic_calming=table for a footbridge:
The usual tagging is
highway=footway + bridge=yes [+ layer=1]
I've seen the same problem before and all mappers used the onli...
12017-10-02 06:35:57 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noted this change because of the rarely used tag highway=bridge. I've modified this and also part of the riverbank. Please review my changes made here:
See also
Maybe this p...
22017-10-02 06:46:24 UTCGerdP I fixed another typical newbe problem:
You connected some tracks to a power line instead of a track. See
Whenever you draw a highway across a waterway you should try to map if there is a bridge or a ford or if the waterway is in a tunnel.
See for...
12017-09-08 08:25:30 UTCGerdP Moin!
Wie kann denn ein Weg gleichzeitig highway=footway und waterway=river sein
und noch dazu innerhalb eines leisure=swimming_pool ?
Ist das vielleicht ein
22017-09-30 07:02:30 UTCkeepright! ler Dies ist der Weg, auf den ich eine Wasserrutsche kartiere:
attraction=waterslide, weil man sich vergnügt
waterway=stream, weil Wasser fließt
highway=footway, damit über die Rutsche geroutet werden kann
oneway=yes, weil eine Richtung vorgegeben ist.
32017-09-30 08:38:36 UTCGerdP Ich bezog mich auf diesen Way:
Eine Wasserrutsche würde ich (wenn überhaupt) auch nur
attraction=waterslide mappen.
Aber was hat so eine Rutsche mit Routing zu tun?
12017-09-30 06:46:30 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You mapped a few underground ways here, but it seems you gave up. The ways are not connected and some have wrong tags.
For example, instead of highway=escalator you should use highway=footway (or steps) + conveying=yes
12017-09-30 05:47:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual highway=footpath on
It was hw=path before, so I assume you wanted to change it to hw=footway ?
22017-10-05 02:33:55 UTC3vivekb_sjsidewalks_import I made the suggested changes in 52641927. Thanks for the suggestion I knew it looked weird.
12017-09-30 05:38:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noted that you created two ways with
the unusual tag highway=alley
I changed them to highway=service + service=alley.
You also added some tags with the tiger prefix. Did you get your information from tiger data? If not I would not use these tags.
12017-09-29 06:00:49 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noted this change because you used the tag highway=bus_guideway
on several ways. See
Please note that this is a very special kind of road, see
I assume you need highway=servic...
22017-09-29 06:33:05 UTCBillLim Hello,
I am aware of the classification and believe it to be appropriate. Several sections of the BRT system runs on dedicated curbed "tracks" that are paralell and separate from the roadway and are therefore not normal bus lanes. Hence, the highway=bus_guideway tag seems appropriate. Fu...
32017-09-29 06:54:10 UTCGerdP I think the important criteria on the wiki page are these:
"Guided buses are buses steered for part or all of their route by external means"
and "Do not use this on normal paved roadways that are designated for buses only. One correct tagging for those is highway=service, access=no,...
42017-09-29 15:31:10 UTCBillLim I did read the wiki thoroughly beforehand. As the wiki also states that "Guidance systems can be either physical, such as kerbs (in American and Canadian English, "curbs"), or remote, such as optical or radio guidance."
In the case of the system in question, it's presence of ph...
52017-09-29 17:22:39 UTCGerdP OK, got it. Thanks for your patience.
12017-09-29 08:39:27 UTCGerdP Hi there!
You have used the tag highway=snow_path
for 4 ways, e.g.
This tag is not used anywhere else. My understanding is that highway=path +
might be better here? Or maybe route=piste ?
See also
12017-09-29 06:27:09 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this area because of the tag highway=bus_guideway
used on 4 ways here, e.g.
Please note that these are very special ways, see
22017-10-01 00:50:34 UTCWilmer Osario Thanks, I will correct it to a better tag.
12017-09-29 06:19:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review this area. I don't this that
is a way as described here
If only busses are allowed, you can use
highway=service + access=no + bus=yes
Is it allowed to access the cinema \...
12017-07-19 19:51:50 UTCletihu Dieses Gebiet
sollte geschlossen sein. Kannst Du das bitte in Ordnung bringen?
22017-09-28 08:37:43 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte prüfen:
Bing und DigitalGlobe zeigen aktuell dieses Gebäude
und viele weitere etwa 50m nord-westlich versetzt.
32017-09-28 12:03:58 UTCFuschi ah, endlich mal Luftbilder, auf denen auch was zu erkennen ist :D
Danke für den Hinweis!
42017-09-28 12:10:44 UTCGerdP Irgendwo muss es da auch eine Straße geben, auf der auch Fahrzeuge dort hinkommen. Im Moment gibt es nur hw=path
52017-09-28 12:21:05 UTCFuschi naja als Straße würde ich das nicht bezeichnen :D
ist auch keinerweise befestigt oder dergleichen
62017-09-28 12:58:11 UTCGerdP Also kommt man dort gar nicht mit einem Auto hin?
12017-09-28 12:32:52 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review way
What did you try to map here?
It is not a road.
12017-09-28 08:03:28 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf highway=yes an
Da hängt ein proposed=residential dran,
ich vermute, das sollte bei highway hin?
12017-09-28 06:42:05 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich wundere mich, dass es für die Brücke so detailierte access Attribute gibt, aber nicht für den Rest vom "Wirtschaftsweg".
12017-09-28 05:46:02 UTCGerdP Moin!
Die "Gebäudenummern" sehen für mich nach Hausnummern (addr:housenumber) aus. Oder ist das hier ein Sonderfall?
12017-09-28 04:59:05 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've fixed typo highway=driveway here:
but I think you should review the access tags.I think it is better to have them on the way, not only on the gates. Maybe split the way at the gate. Besides that I wonder why you set access=destination and overw...
12017-09-27 06:07:05 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check the "Maine Huts Trail"
near this bridge:
I assume the trail should be split to use this brdige?
It might be better to use a relation to map "Maine Huts Trail". See
22017-09-27 23:10:36 UTCmcccliv I cannot comment on the bridge you refer to:

I am not familiar with that area. It was not part of the changes I made.
32017-09-28 04:36:44 UTCGerdP Thanks for the quick reaction. I tried to find out if the bridge should be part of the trail.
As of now, the trail crossies the waterway
and there is neither a ford nor a bridge.
I just hoped that know more.
12017-09-27 14:32:18 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier aus einem Gebäude eine Straße gemacht. Absicht?
12017-09-27 14:29:20 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf
Die Fläche ist größtenteils von Autobahnen bedeckt, da macht natural=scrub eigentlich keinen Sinn.
Ich würde nur die großen Flächen zwischen den Spuren so mappen. An den Straßenrände...
12017-09-27 07:20:35 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=yes
Bing only shows trees. Is it a path or an abandoned road?
12017-09-27 05:47:38 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because you used highway=crossing for a way here
and here
The tag is onöy meant for the node shared by a minor way (footway, cycleway) with a major road. ...
22017-09-27 12:50:04 UTCxolrax Yes, I'll correct it. Thank you.
12017-09-26 09:50:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I try to understand what highway=historical means here:
Do you want to map that there was a road in the past which no longer exists?
Please see\...
12017-09-25 12:14:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
You used highway=passing_place on a way here. The area looks more like a highway=rest_area to me. The value passing_place should only be used on nodes. Do you think that this place was created to allow two vehicle to pass each other?
22017-09-26 08:12:23 UTCJPERR Hi GerdP,

I can't be 100% sure about the fact this area was meant as a passing place, however the road there is quite narrow, uphill, and there are no other spaces right before or after to stop and let a vehicle pass.
But I guess it would be OK to mark it as a highway=rest_area as well.

32017-09-26 09:13:24 UTCGerdP My understanding is that you can stop there to access this viewpoint:
A rest_area is probably larger. Please review my changes
42017-09-29 21:19:20 UTCJPERR I am fine with your changes. Thanks for the input
12017-08-27 06:02:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo (?) highway=stream
I guess you meant waterway=stream + intermittent=yes ?
See also
22017-09-26 07:44:45 UTCGerdP Please review my changes:
I am not sure if there is really a ford here:
Maybe the water goes through a tunnel=culvert?
12017-09-26 07:14:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review this "roundabout":
12017-09-26 06:59:09 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because of the rarely used tag highway="de servicio"
Please use the english values as listed here:
You should also connect the roads so that they share a node.
You should not connect a road...
22017-09-26 06:59:47 UTCGerdP Sorry, forgot the link to the road:
32017-10-12 14:38:48 UTCosmtools And please have a look at
Closed areas without any tags?
12017-09-26 06:49:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=1
12017-09-25 09:31:25 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
This looks like a junction=roundabout
or maybe just a circular way with highway=residenital (I can't see an obstacle in the middle on the sat images). The tag highway=mini_roundabout should only be used on nodes.
12017-09-25 08:09:34 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review mixed values highway=unclassified;construction
on way
I assume that only a part of the way is under construction?
12017-09-25 08:00:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check: Why are there two relations named "Niška Transverzala" ?
They both seem to be incomplete, maybe they should be merged into one?
12017-09-25 07:24:25 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review my corrections on
done here:
12017-09-25 07:16:19 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier highway=pfad anstatt path verwendet. Absicht?
22017-09-25 13:57:16 UTCBillboa Danke für den Hinweis, soeben korrigiert.
12017-09-25 06:23:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please use either highway=disused + disused=* or disused:highway=* for closed roads. See my changes here:
22017-09-25 06:47:31 UTCGerdP Please review also the position of and the other ways near it.
Digital Globe Sat image shows them ~ 16m from their actual position.
12017-09-21 08:56:44 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review the nodes you created in this area. For example the tags for look completely wrong.
22017-09-25 06:05:00 UTCGerdP In case you don't know what I meant:
- The key building should be used on ways which describe the outline of a building, like here:
- The key highway is nomally used to map a road (when used on a way) or objects related to the road, like crossings, stop s...
12017-09-24 15:19:35 UTCGerdP Hallo!
Ich habe gerade in D diverse highway=centre_line angeschaut, die meisten waren tatsächlich Leitplanken in der Mitte einer Autobahn/Schnellstraße. Aber was ist dies hier?
12017-09-24 06:17:54 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've notice the way
because you used the tag highway=* here.
I assume you found this i a wiki page.Please note that * is only a placeholder for a reasonable value, in this case probably "service". You also didn't connect...
22017-09-24 09:34:46 UTCEljah Thanks a lot. I hope everything is fixed, at least I tried )
32017-09-24 13:30:25 UTCGerdP Looked again at the names. I assume that
inscription would be better here. See
12017-09-24 07:24:34 UTCGerdP Hi!
I am looking at ways with the rarely used tag highway=access_ramp.
I assume this is a footway usable for wheelchairs (and maybe also for delivery)
Why didn't you use highway=footway + wheelchair=yes ?
22017-09-24 07:35:36 UTCTararan I guess you are talking about the clinic's ramp that looks like
32017-09-24 07:39:12 UTCGerdP Sorry, forgot the link:
42017-09-24 07:39:52 UTCTararan I haven't edited OSM for years, please don't ask me about properties and keys.
52017-09-24 07:41:25 UTCTararan It may also look much like the picture in :
62017-09-24 07:43:51 UTCGerdP Ah, thanks for the last link.
72017-09-24 07:46:42 UTCTararan Photos of the ramp:
12017-06-14 09:42:47 UTCMinh Nguyen Thanks for your contributions! As you add stoplines, please remember to connect them to the roadways, as that would be more topologically correct.

In fact, since most roadways in OSM are modeled as lines rather than areas, most existing software prefers that stopping positions be mapped as [highw...
22017-09-24 06:51:06 UTCGerdP A typical problem with this approach is here:
The stop line is now part of the sidewalk (and still not part of the major road)
I don't think that a way with highway=stopline is any better than a node on the road with highway=stop.
It is nearly useless ...
32017-09-24 06:56:29 UTCMinh Nguyen There’s some additional discussion about this stopline mapping effort in the thread starting at <>.
42017-09-24 07:36:45 UTCGerdP @Minh Nguyen : Thanks for the link.
I noticed that the number of ways with highway=stopline decreased from ~17500 to < 11000 during the last days. Not sure why.
52017-09-24 07:52:29 UTCMinh Nguyen pflier is retagging highway=stopline to road_marking=solid_stop_line at the suggestion of those on the talk-us thread. I welcome this change, and I agree with GerdP that the ways should be connected to the roads they intersect.
12017-09-24 07:33:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
I wonder where this highway=access_ramp leads to and what it is:
Is it a special way for wheelchairs (highway=footway + wheelchair=yes) ?
Is there a lift (highway=elevator) at the end?
12017-09-24 07:28:15 UTCGerdP Moin!
Ich frage mich, ob das selten benutzte highway=access_ramp nicht besser durch
highway=footway + wheelchair=yes ersetzt werden kann.
12017-08-30 09:16:46 UTCGerdP Moin!
Für nicht mehr vorhandene Wege gibt es ein eigenes Tagging-System, siehe
Die beiden Wege sind Teile von Relationen. Kennst Du deren neuen Verlauf?
22017-09-22 12:25:39 UTCSuidakra Sorry hatte nix passenderes gefunden.
Den neuen Verlauf kenne ich nicht. Es ist bis jetzt auch noch so ausgeschildert. Auf meinen Hinweis wurde nicht reagiert.
32017-09-22 14:11:30 UTCGerdP Vielleicht ist es dann besser, erstmal nur trail_visibility=no zu setzen?
42017-09-23 06:05:06 UTCGerdP Ich sehe gerade, Du hast einen Weg geändert, den anderen noch nicht
Nach Deiner Beschreibung würde ich beides eher auf highway=path + trail_visibility=no setzen. Wanderer können ja wahrscheinlich noch durch, oder?
52017-09-24 06:32:37 UTCSuidakra Wandere können da nur durch wenn sie bereit sind eine ca 12m hohen Schotterabhang hinaufzu klettern.
Der restliche Weg ist noch da. Nur das kleine Stück ist weg.
62017-09-24 06:40:49 UTCGerdP Sofern das erlabut ist, kannst Du es ja mit sac_scale erfassen.
12017-09-23 09:27:19 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
What did you try to map here?
22017-09-23 23:31:43 UTCnevw Hi Gerd
I expect it is this stock route
I also note that this tag is proposed
Maybe highway=track|path|bridleway? would be ok in parts too with additional visibility tags with a ...
32017-09-24 06:06:47 UTCGerdP Thanks for the link.I agree regarding the highway tag. I think each stone cairn might be tagged as historic=milestone (used on a node).
The landuse=farmland tag should be removed.
42017-09-25 01:23:09 UTCgreyim Thanks GP historic=milestone seems good... unusually, there is no actual track, long since erased by time and weather
12017-09-23 16:13:05 UTCHarald Hartmann Hello GerdP. At you have tagged `cylkeway:right:surface` instead of `cycleway:right:surface`, right? #typo
22017-09-23 17:51:28 UTCGerdP Argh! Fixed this also. Hope this was the last one.
12017-08-25 11:58:30 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo (?) highway=passing_place
Is this a bridge or a ford?
22017-08-29 13:45:59 UTCzwombie I honestly don't know, I can't remember adding the tag either, doesn't sound like a tag I would use
32017-09-23 10:07:31 UTCGerdP Maybe you just typed pa for path and JOSM autocomplete selected passing_place.
Do you remember if this way is connected to the road ?
I don't see the path nor the building on any sat image.
12017-09-23 08:32:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the tag highway=cavepassage which is only used here.
I wonder if natural=cave fits better?
12017-09-23 08:21:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
You added some additional ways for cycleways in this area, e.g.
Did you notice that the major roads
were already tagged with
cycleway=lane ?
12017-09-23 07:58:36 UTCGerdP Hi!
This change looks like an import. Where did you discuss it?
Did you follow the import guidelines? See
All buildings have name=house which makes no sense, maybe you meant building=house?
12017-09-23 06:12:51 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the mapping of this bridge
See also
Do you know if bicycles are allowed?
12017-09-23 06:09:27 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review the two footbridges
12017-09-23 05:57:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed the unusual highway=driveway to highway=service + service=driveway, see
12017-09-22 09:52:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo waterway=damm on
Is this really a dam as described here ?
12017-09-22 09:26:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo waterway=natural
on 3 ways, e.g. this one:
How are they connected to ?
12017-09-22 09:21:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo waterway=natural on
See also nearby
Maybe the same object?
12017-09-22 05:59:54 UTCHarald Hartmann Hello GerdP. At you have tagged `cyckeway:right:surface` instead of `cycleway:right:surface`, right?#typo
22017-09-22 07:38:25 UTCGerdP thanks, fixed
12017-09-06 15:27:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=yes + oneway:bicycle=no+cycleway=opposite
I assume these should be 3 tags,
but cycleway=opposite
doesn't match the changeset comment "bicycles allowed in both directions"

22017-09-21 10:30:43 UTCbluetandem Hi
I do not seem to understand what you mean. It is a road with
- oneway for cars
- both directions allowed for bicycles
- no bycycle lane

what would be the correct tags? This is how I interpreted
32017-09-21 11:03:43 UTCGerdP Look how OSM stored your data:
42017-09-21 11:06:21 UTCGerdP The oneway tag should only contain the value yes. The further information should go into different tags.
12017-09-21 05:58:17 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I see that you are very active mapping house numbers :-)
Please don't create tags like addr:housename=a or addr:place=a
If you don't know the name just leave the field empty.
It would be much better if you add the corresponding street name using addr:street, for example t...
12017-09-20 14:10:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the position of the rails at this node:
12017-09-17 07:05:15 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You mapped some roads with highway=unpaved here. The highway tag is used to map the importance of the road, not the surface. The roads seem to be for agricultural use, so I've changed them to highway=track. This implies surface=unpaved.
You also used building=yes for a plac...
22017-09-20 12:39:08 UTCGerdP I've now noticed that you moved all nodes of Makurdi to Zaki Biam Road by ~25m. I think this was not intended.
See my changes here:
12017-09-20 06:04:57 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review the mapping of this footbridge
Do you know how this bridge is connected to the building in the west ? If I got that right this way
12017-09-19 16:00:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=Trou du Loup
on node
22017-09-21 10:53:22 UTCFrédéric Gutkin Hello,

Oops ! I set "highway" instead of "name".
Corrected !

12017-09-19 06:45:31 UTCGerdP HI and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you changed a highway from unclassified to camino. The highway tag is used to map the importance of a road, e.g. footway or motorway. See
I think that way
could be a...
12017-09-19 06:26:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed the unusual mapping of the footbridge, see
I guess you were mislead by iD, see also
12017-09-18 17:12:23 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist aufgefallen, dass es den Spessart zwei mal gibt. Siehe
Die beiden beschreiben unterdessen fast exakt die gleiche Fläche, das soll wahrscheinlich nicht so sein, oder?
22017-09-18 19:25:26 UTCGerdP Wird auch gerade hier diskutiert:
12017-09-17 07:54:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check this junction:
The roads are not connected.
12017-09-17 07:37:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review this bride. See
12017-09-15 05:17:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this change because of the tag highway=crossing which is used on a way instead of a node. Is Go Map! encouring you to use this wrong tagging?
22017-09-15 05:23:59 UTCsamuelrussell Firstly it isn't wrong tagging. The ontology specified within the wiki discourages it because some route mappers are programmed by unaware groups.

Secondly the crossing is a way. It has a length, commencement, terminus and is not a series of separate nodes. Either the road and two rail lines mus...
32017-09-15 05:25:39 UTCGerdP For the way itself the common tagging uses
highway=footway + footway=crossing.
42017-09-15 05:28:49 UTCsamuelrussell And that ontology is neither mandatory nor represents the situation on the ground that this is a single object with length
52017-09-15 05:33:19 UTCGerdP Sorry, you lost me. Do you want to establish a new tagging system here?
62017-09-15 05:36:29 UTCsamuelrussell This is an existed supported tagging system. It is specified in the English language wiki
72017-09-15 05:39:00 UTCGerdP Don't think so. The wiki separates clearly between nodes and ways. Please review.
I refer to "The tag is set for the node where the both ways are crossing (footway and street, street and railway and so on). For detailed mapping it may be useful ...
82017-09-15 05:41:03 UTCsamuelrussell Wiki>
Tagging crossings as ways

Some mappers tag a way Way segment of a highway=footway or highway=cycleway that crosses multiple roads and/or railways with crossing=traffic_signals to indicate that there is only one traffic light controlling the cyclist or pedestrian, to avoid multiple nodes...
92017-09-15 05:46:08 UTCGerdP You see? No mention of highway=crossing to be used on ways here.
102017-09-15 06:07:51 UTCsamuelrussell Feel free to be as bold as you enjoy and should I be able to make any sense of your tagging I will model it.
112017-09-15 06:30:14 UTCGerdP Well, sorry for sounding bold. English is my 2nd language. It seems that "LPI NSW" sat images are out-dated in this place as they show the road and the rails at a different position. Maybe look at
This was also created by you and corresponds t...
122017-09-15 06:38:33 UTCsamuelrussell I did check the wiki before using ramp=both which appeared as suggested. I'm using it to code the presence of what are called "pram ramps" in Australian design. 1 m wide useable ramps from a raised footpath to the road level.

In this section of road the road and the railway are separat...
132017-09-15 06:39:04 UTCGerdP By the way: I see some rails with bicycle=y or yes here. What does it mean?
142017-09-15 06:42:57 UTCsamuelrussell The rails with bicycle yes are a combined bidi rails plus way for emergency, rail service motor vehicles bicycle and foot
152017-09-15 06:59:37 UTCGerdP Well, don't know enough about railway mapping, but as a cyclist I know that I don't like to cycle on rails ;-)
I hesitate to edit something here because sat images show the road and the POI next to it at very different positions, e.g.
this fountain\...
162017-09-17 05:15:01 UTCGerdP OK, so I guess that the sat image is outaged, See
LPI NSW also shows a large building in the south of this place which doesn't appear in the map.
12017-09-16 06:35:11 UTCGerdP Moin!
Warum hast Du z.B. hier
aus Area=0 area=0 gemacht?
Aus meiner Sicht war das irgendein Import, bei dem Area etwas ganz anderes bedeutet als area (=yes/no)
22017-09-16 11:30:25 UTCwambacher weil ich das eventuell nicht erkannt habe?

nun, der Tag ist so oder so nicht wertvoll. Stammt aus einen - damals miserablen und auch wohl nicht angemeldeten - Shape-Import und das ganze ist über ein jahr her. kannst es ja zurückdrehen, ich sehe allerdings keinen Sinn darin
32017-09-16 11:59:30 UTCGerdP Neh, will ich auch nicht. Passiert anders wo auch immer wieder, weil halt JOSM meckert.
Irgendwo hast Du auch einfach alles entfernt, was nicht üblich ist. Könnte man hier evtl auch machen.
12017-09-14 13:21:27 UTCGerdP Hi!
It seems that you changed some outer ways which were tagged area:highway=*
in a way that the modified MP relation now has highway=*
I think you should have kept the old tag key.
22017-09-15 20:28:37 UTCemvee Hi GerdP,

> some outer ways which were tagged area:highway=* are now highway=* is the MP relation

Strange, I did not do things completely by hand but used copying, so I am surprised.

Can you give an example? With that I can have a better look and likely check if I made that error more of...
32017-09-15 20:55:32 UTCemvee I did a OverPass query for relations with highway=pedestrian and no area=yes and added area=yes to all these, so I think the problem is fixed.

Thanks for letting me know!
42017-09-16 05:50:00 UTCGerdP Sorry, seems I forgot to add a link to the object that lead me to this CS :-(
Not sure if that is better. On a single, closed way the tag area:highway is used to map the area covered by the road itself, while highway=pedestrian + area=yes says that the area within the way is usable for pedestrians...
52017-09-16 06:04:30 UTCGerdP Think it was this one:
62017-09-16 06:59:15 UTCemvee Aha, thanks, the original way object ( had area:highway=service and now the relation has highway=service.

To find relations with "highway=*" and no area tag, use in JOSM "Download from Overpass API" and past into it:

72017-09-16 07:06:52 UTCGerdP Yes, area:highway is used by special renderers.
Looking again at it I think in case of
you really improved the mapping.
Sorry for the noise. I found other cases that IMHO did not improve the data, see
82017-09-16 07:49:52 UTCemvee No problem for the "noise" ;-)

For the particular case of I see how area:highway=area could make sense but before going that way, it would make sense to adds ways indicating how to access this service area and how to drive over it.

92017-09-16 08:00:42 UTCGerdP Yes, and another potential problem here is that one may confuse area:highway=service with highway=services + area=yes as in
12017-09-16 06:17:44 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
What is meant with highway="whera road" on ?
Bing shows a way that looks like a highway=residential.

12017-09-16 06:09:33 UTCGerdP Hi!
Did you see my comment here?
12017-09-15 05:31:08 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
I assume you meant service here. I did not correct it because there is also a barrier=gate which is unclear. If you know this place please place the barrier node so that it is not a junction of two different highway ways. See also https...
22017-09-15 12:39:12 UTCSHARCRASH Hello! Yep, i ment service. Thanks you! This area is filled with elements having an offset, wrong tags, etc. I wanted to correct as much as possible before leaving for an appointment. ;)
12017-09-13 12:10:06 UTCliteran Приветствую! ты уверен, что рядом с развязкой, на въезде в Совхоз, именно природный луг (natural=grassland), а не газон (landuse=grass)??
22017-09-13 12:16:44 UTCForstEK Привет! Нет, конечно, там и газон-то у шоссе еле живой, какой там луг. Спасибо, поправлю.
32017-09-15 05:06:58 UTCGerdP Hi again.
Please make sure that you don't use highway=crossing for ways.
The tag is only for the node where the footway / cycleway crosses a major road.
The footway is mapped with highway=crossing + footway=crossing
42017-09-15 05:56:56 UTCForstEK Thank you for note, i fixed it:
12017-09-15 05:02:02 UTCGerdP Hi!
I changed the mapping of the footbridge, see
12017-09-14 15:23:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
It seems that you accidentially changed a complex natural=wood multipolygon into something that is now also a bus route.
Also a landuse=residential MP was broken.
I tried to restore the old data with two steps, see
12017-09-14 13:17:11 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
It is now a highway=secondary MP relation, before it was a area:highway=secondary
Same problem here:
Did you do this change im more places?
22017-09-14 13:58:54 UTCsebastic area:highway doesn't make much sense on a MP relation which is already an area. I've made this kind of change more often while updating old-style multipolygons.
32017-09-14 14:18:14 UTCGerdP I just try to make up my mind what a highway MP is when it comes to routing.
I found many MP which don't describe the same thing as a way with area:highway does. So I think you removed information.
12017-09-13 14:17:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=traffic_calming
is rarely used on ways, can you please explain what you tried to map here?
Maybe you meant maxheight for the service way below the bridge?
12017-09-13 10:35:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
I found a typo highway=residental here
and tried to map more ways. Please review
It seems to cross many buildings. Maybe
Bing is outaged? I used Bing with offset 3.58; -5.97, my changes are here:
12017-09-13 07:03:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the area using around
DigitalGlobe Premium sat images. They show the roundabout at a different position.
Besides that the tag highway=crossing should only be used on this node and not on the footway . The footway should be tagged w...
22017-09-13 08:21:35 UTCForstEK Hi! Thank you for comment - I should verify DG-premium! I correct this object, see changeset:
32017-09-13 08:26:42 UTCGerdP I changed one more highway=crossing here:
42017-09-13 09:05:17 UTCForstEK Klar. Danke schon!
12017-09-02 07:26:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review all ways in this area. I see typo highway=pprop on and combination highway=proposed + construction=*
I don't know which one is correct.
22017-09-13 08:17:23 UTCGerdP Please review my changes here:
12017-08-27 06:51:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=ter on
To me it looks like a secodary_link .
It also seems to be connected to the wrong lane (oneway) in the south.
22017-09-13 07:41:49 UTCGerdP Please check
12017-09-13 07:09:37 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf
Anstelle von highway=driveway + driveway=service sollte es highway=service + service=driveway heißen, habs entsprechend geändert.
Diesen Fehler sehe ich in letzter Zeit häufiger, ist da irgendwo ein Wiki falsch?
22017-09-13 12:15:46 UTCliondog Hej! Ups, mein Fehler. Hatte mich gewundert, warum JOSM keine Autovervollständigung beim Eingeben anbot. Das irgendwas im Wiki nicht stimmt, davon weiß ich nichts.
32017-09-13 12:17:26 UTCliondog Und vielen Dank für die Korrektur. Bei der Anzahl an an Wald und Wiesen Mappern bleiben solche Fehler manchmal Jahre bestehen.
12017-09-12 13:01:05 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I fear the app Go Map! has corrupted good data here. A footway is now an amenity=recycling:
Also a former memorial :
and so on.
I found no change that looks correct. If you agree I...
22017-09-13 06:43:13 UTCGerdP Done, see
I found miore changes like that caused by Go Map! :-(
I don't know the app, please take care that you don't accidentially change existing data.
12017-09-13 06:33:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please use disused:highway=service instead of highway=closed:service. Or use two tags highway=disused + disused=service.
22017-09-13 11:01:03 UTCCamLewWri Done
12017-09-12 20:23:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
You removed a route=hiking relation here, was that intended?
The tag highway=track makes no sense for a relation, so I guess you wanted to change a single way.
12017-09-12 08:31:16 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You removed the tags from some relations here and also the members of some. This was probably not intended ?
12017-09-11 09:40:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=2
22017-09-11 15:49:31 UTCBaldorider Sorry GeradP did not understand the problem you could explain better?
Did I make any mistakes?
Thank you
32017-09-11 15:56:19 UTCGerdP Yes, the tag highway=2 on way makes no sense and I don't know what you wanted to map.
42017-09-11 16:07:47 UTCBaldorider Ok GeradP understood and correct.
See if it's okay.
Thank you
52017-09-12 08:21:18 UTCGerdP Thanks, you may add tracktype to the tracks there, see
12017-09-12 08:13:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
You used highway=mini_roundabout for a way. I've changed it to junction=roundabout:
It seems that iD doesn't contain a preset for that?
See also
12017-09-10 08:09:34 UTCGerdP Please review these changes.
You added new ways on top of or next to existing ways. What did you try to map here?
22017-09-11 11:13:46 UTCRuslan Taxim Good Day! I add new way here. Its named Məhəmmədli Dairəsi.
32017-09-11 12:33:57 UTCGerdP Good Day!
OK, so you did not want to add all the other new ways. I've reverted the change here:
If I got that right you should add
name=Məhəmmədli Dairəsi.
or maybe only a part of the road.
12017-09-11 09:45:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=bridge
Did you mean man_made=bridge ?
12017-09-11 09:36:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
Fixed typo highway=driveway again, see
12017-09-11 09:19:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you added addr:place tags in this area. Please check
Do you agree this should have name=Hadeed Road like ?
12017-09-10 08:56:12 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You use highway=turning_loop here:
This tag is only meant for nodes, when you don't want to draw the circular way itself. The old tagging was correct, so I've restored it. See
12017-09-10 08:44:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't use highway=turning_loop for ways, this tag is only meant for nodes when you don't want to draw the loop itself. See
22017-09-21 01:51:46 UTCknottga3 Thanks, I stand corrected. I fumble fingered the cleanup on that one. Nice combination attribute for a deeper than normal turning circle/loop.
12017-09-10 08:00:44 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review:
typo highway=reisdent on
wrong type track for residential roads like
If you want to map that the road ...
12017-09-10 07:51:50 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=emergency is rarely used,
I assume you meant area:highway ?
22017-09-10 20:09:57 UTCdónal @GerdP thanks for flagging! You were indeed right - I mistagged that area. Fixed now. :)
12017-09-10 07:44:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=emergency + area=yes
Maybe you meant area:highway=emergency?
12017-09-10 07:41:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=er on
Did you mean service?
22017-09-10 12:00:19 UTCpkoby Seems it was fixed. I'm not sure what happened there. But it's all good now. Thanks for pointing it out.
12017-09-10 07:38:43 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review typo highway=6 on several
barrier=fence. I guess you meant height=6 ?
12017-09-10 07:31:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
There is no need to draw a polygon to map a sidewalk, you can simply add
sidewalk=* tag to the corresponding highway=residential.
Instead of
you can split way at node https://www.openstreetmap.o...
22017-09-10 07:33:52 UTCGerdP If you want to map the area please don't use highway. You may use area:highway=footway for this.
12017-09-09 05:40:42 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
You changed a lot of complex relations here
so that they have no tags. I assume that was not intended?
22017-09-09 06:49:20 UTCGerdP I've reverted the changes to the relations, see
32017-09-09 07:21:32 UTCGerdP I've also managed to restore the tags of most of the other objects, see
42017-09-09 09:24:50 UTCGerdP I think I was able to restore most of the data deleted data, so I hope the remaining damage is very small :-)
12017-09-09 09:05:15 UTCGerdP I've restored the wetland way
(you accidentially removed the tags before
I am not sure if you removed this bridge
accidentially or not?
22017-09-09 09:10:50 UTCGerdP See
12017-09-09 08:11:20 UTCGerdP I've reverted this changeset.
See also
Please be very careful when deleting ways which belong to relations.
12017-09-09 05:29:07 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Why did you change contstruction=rail to highway=rail ?
When construction is finished you can simply remove the construction tag.
12017-09-09 05:11:09 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
The tag highway=projected is only used here. Please check if
helps to find a common tag
12017-08-23 06:57:50 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier im Januar ein FIXME gesetzt, steht da immer noch. Ist die Straße noch in Planung oder sowas?
22017-09-07 17:12:47 UTCandy_wand Es gab schon einen offiziellen Baubeginn, die Trasse ist jedoch noch recht grob gezeichnet und deshalb FIXME.
32017-09-07 18:37:37 UTCGerdP Spricht was dagegen, highway=construction zu verwenden und fixme=position ?
42017-09-08 10:25:19 UTCandy_wand nein
52017-09-09 05:08:24 UTCGerdP erledigt
12017-09-09 04:58:32 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you sometimes used addr:street instead of name. Is this intended?
22017-09-09 12:31:54 UTCkoshka Hi, no, that was a mistake. I fixed the tags now.
12017-09-09 04:34:27 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf
Du hast hier name=Seestraße auf
addr:street=Seestraße geändert.
Ich finde addr:street=Seestraße an mehreren Straßen, wahrscheinlich ein Versehen?
Abgesehen davon sieht o.g. Weg mehr nach unclas...
12017-09-09 04:04:36 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you mapped some residential roads here. That is good :-)
Two problems:
1) When mapping highways you should not use any tags with the addr: prefix.
Use postal_code instead of addr:postcode, use is_in:city instead of addr:city
2) The name of the city is K...
12017-09-06 06:30:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review both ways.
1) they are not connected to the road network
2) typo (?) highway=services instead of service
22017-09-09 02:44:36 UTChayashi You're right.
32017-09-09 03:22:31 UTCGerdP I see you started to fix them. Please review footway
If you don't plan to map all sidewalks as separate ways I suggest to remove it and add a sidewalk=left to (a part of) the major road. See also
12017-09-08 14:24:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
You added smoothness=excellent
to a way with surface=unclassified (typo)
I assume it is asphalt?
12017-09-08 12:57:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=es
12017-09-08 12:55:01 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=o
12017-09-08 09:10:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=2 way
I guess you meant oneway=no ?
More important: The way is not connected in the south and overlaps another road in the north.
12017-09-08 08:56:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=ZTM
22017-09-10 14:03:14 UTCtkedt Fixed. Thank you for spotting the error.
12017-09-08 08:47:30 UTCGerdP Hi!
please review typo oneway=Lefkada - Vassiliki on
12017-09-08 08:41:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo oneway=ANZAC Hall
22017-09-08 09:28:14 UTCWarin61 Opps !!!
12017-09-08 05:09:10 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist highway=parking aufgefallen, gibt es nur hier. Evtl. meintest Du sowas ?
12017-09-08 05:02:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=emergency_access_point
The tag is used to map place outside of cities, see
Please check if the key emergency is suitable: http://wiki.openstreetmap.or...
12017-09-07 15:07:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check strange values for lanes like
lanes=45 or lanes=55
22017-09-11 15:34:32 UTCMapper794 Corrected lanes (2 lane). Adjust the speed.
12017-09-07 14:48:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=fence
I assume this is a landuse=commercial ?
12017-09-07 14:42:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=-
12017-09-07 14:39:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=왕복 4차선
I assume you meant lanes=4 ?
12017-09-07 14:34:50 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=ㅈ
I guess you meant lanes=2 ?
22017-09-07 15:09:11 UTCLantian Oh... yes you are right
My mistake 😅
12017-09-07 14:29:46 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=as
12017-09-07 14:24:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes=125
12017-09-07 14:21:30 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf lanes=Fußgängerzone
Was war da gemeint?
22017-11-15 23:59:14 UTCPierre_Koeln Sorry, auch ich bin nur ein fehlerbehafteter Mensch und noch dazu noch nicht allzu lange dabei. Habe den völlig korrekt als falsch bemängelten Eintrag nun entfernt und dafür Highway auf "=pedestrian" gesetzt. Nun sollte das in das Schema von OpenStreetMap passen.
32017-11-16 07:41:06 UTCTourenbikerFKB Kannst du auch mal einen Blick auf das tagging der umliegenden Straßen werfen. Dort sind living_street mit maxspeed=30 gemappt (nicht von dir). Das paßt nicht zusammen:
12017-09-07 14:18:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo lanes="RD QUE-13"
Looks like a ref. What about the highway=tertiary at both ends?
12017-09-07 14:07:43 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've notice that you add addr:city=MACHALA
to several roads. Please note that the spelling is Machala. Besides that this tag is not needed for objects inside this boundary relation:
I suggest to remove the wrong tag from all o...
12017-09-07 13:56:10 UTCGerdP Moin!
Schau mal bitte auf lanes=forward=2;backward=1
Sollte wohl lanes=3 sowie
lanes:forward und lanes:backward sein?
Ist das nur an diesem Stück so? Ich kann's auf den Sat-Bildern nicht erkennen
12017-09-07 13:11:16 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual tag highway=service_link near this circular way that looks like a junction=roundabout
See also
22017-09-08 02:10:24 UTCSasha_SH Hello, GerdP!
Thanks you for information, I fixed.
12017-09-07 12:48:39 UTCGerdP Hi mahamoud,

I see that you are one of the active mappers in this area. Unfortunately you don't use tags like building=yes or maybe barrier=wall. You've also added lots of duplicated information in the past, for example these two ways
12017-09-07 09:46:16 UTCGerdP Hi!
I wonder why you have mapped Parc del Nord
with so many different types.
I think it Is a leisure=park, not a landuse=village_green. For sure it cannot be both.
I would remove the highway attribute and access tags like bicycle=yes from this way.
Please review also https://www.openstreetmap.o...
12017-09-07 09:21:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
I wonder if you meant landuse=residential
12017-08-23 08:36:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
please review highway=alley on some roads
I think they are all highway=residential .
Maybe you meant highway=service + service=alley as in ?
I think these roads are not that narrow.
22017-09-07 09:13:14 UTCGerdP I've tried to correct them, see
12017-09-07 08:58:34 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review way
It seems you changed that way accidentially.
22017-09-07 10:22:54 UTCAlan Bragg Nice catch. Yes, that was my mistake. I remember now that I was trying to use the iphone app go map!! .
12017-08-24 06:34:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
You changed the well known tag highway=proposed to highway=planning
which is only used here.
22017-08-24 10:54:28 UTCStefn That's a very long time and honestly I don't know anymore.
Last year I changed some parts of N171 that had been opened recently. This must be a mistake.

Kind regards
32017-09-07 08:52:43 UTCGerdP Okay. What do you propose as correction?
12017-09-07 08:50:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
Do you know if this way is connected to ?
12017-09-07 08:44:03 UTCGerdP Hi! Please review:
You used the unusual taghighway=nonexistent
to map a way that no longer exists.
Do you know if that path ever existed?
I think either was:highway=path or maybe
histioric:highway=path are feasable.
See https://wiki.openstreetmap.or...
22017-09-10 06:07:11 UTCvg17613 Thanks for the heads-up again. As far as I can tell the path did exist, the first few meters were visible when going uphill, however the rest was 100% overgrown.
12017-09-07 08:37:03 UTCGerdP Hi! Please review:
You used unusual tags like highway="doesnot exist!"
or highway="doesnotexist!"
to map a way that no longer exists.
Do you know if that track ever existed?
I think eith...
12017-09-07 08:06:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this changeset because of the typo highway=Farmington Canal
You seem to use the name tag to describe the object. This is not good, see
If you think that a further description is needed y...
12017-08-22 08:51:55 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check:
What is meant with highway=80 ?
22017-08-22 09:02:34 UTCGerdP I found more high buildings like that. I guess you meant height=* ?
32017-09-07 06:19:47 UTCGerdP I've changed it to height now.
42017-09-08 07:18:55 UTCDookon Thanks for your help ,I was wrong
12017-08-23 06:19:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check highway=14 on
Guess you meant height=14 ?
22017-08-23 06:26:31 UTCGerdP Same problem here:
32017-09-07 06:09:38 UTCGerdP I've tried to correct it, see
12017-09-07 05:49:40 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
The ususual tag for this is amenity=weighbridge, see
for details how to map
12016-08-16 15:53:56 UTCPT-53 Die Zufahrt zu Geb. 5 Graf-Christoph-Weg ist nicht korrekt mit der Straße Graf-Christoph-Weg verbunden. Siehe keep right -
Kümmerst Du Dich darum ?
22016-08-17 17:23:14 UTCwuff57 Done.
32017-09-07 05:21:39 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte mal prüfen:
Du hast einige Wege mit dem unüblichem tag highway=footpath erzeugt. Sind das highway=path oder highway=footway?
42017-09-08 12:15:00 UTCwuff57 Hallo, ich hoffe, dass das jetzt alle waren. Habe das Problem auch an den anderen Stellen gefixed.
12017-08-31 08:47:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
You have mapped a lot of ways with highway=turning_loop. I think they are all link roads. A turning_loop is mapped on a node, see
22017-09-07 05:12:56 UTCGerdP I've fixed them now, see
12017-09-07 04:59:41 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review turn:lanes=slight_left;through|slight_right|slight_right;reverse
on way
It seems you have combined two ways with different turn:lanes values here so that the result is invalid.
Please be very careful when comb...
12017-09-01 05:16:48 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed the unusual highway=abandoned_path to
See also
22017-09-07 01:37:20 UTCg246020 Thanks for the link! Now, how does one stay up do date with all the new updates?!
32017-09-07 04:32:03 UTCGerdP Good question. I think whenever you use a tag value for the first time you should try to find a wiki page for it and check taginfo.
So, in this case you might as well use highway=abandoned + abandoned=path
if you like this better.
12017-09-06 15:33:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=70 on
22017-09-06 21:02:10 UTC*Martin* done. thanks.
12017-09-06 15:29:43 UTCGerdP Hi! Please review typo oneway=RD4
No idea what you meant with this.
12017-09-06 15:23:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=Buckner Ridge
22017-09-06 15:27:21 UTCkre3d Fixed. Thanks!
12017-09-06 15:11:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=surface on
22017-09-07 07:17:52 UTCGwilbor Done
12017-09-06 15:05:08 UTCGerdP Moin!
Was bedeutet denn oneway=bollard an
den nord-östlichen Stücken der Wilhelm-Hoegner-Straße ? Tippfehler ?
22017-09-07 06:15:19 UTCgsperb Mea Culpa. DAS war Unfug :-).
Man kann die Strasse von Norden her nur bis zu den Pollern befahren. Aber ich sehe es mir nachher gleich noch mal an.
32017-09-15 16:18:03 UTChsimpson Hi, noch ne kurze Frage dazu:
Ist das gewollt, dass keiner der barrier=bollard ein Teil der Straße ist?
Damit wird das kein Router auslesen können.
Lieber einen Punkt auf die Straße oder das ganze direkt als Linie erfassen.
42017-09-16 06:27:36 UTCgsperb Korrigiert
12017-09-06 15:01:35 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review way
Isn't this a junction=roundabout which would be highway=primary and oneway=yes ?
Current Bing pictures show the roads at very different posotions now.
12017-09-06 14:52:16 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=on
Not sure if you meant no or if "on" stands for yes.
12017-09-06 14:47:39 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=parking
on these service roads.
12017-09-06 14:34:05 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=CV-642
on several ways. I assume you wanted to change ref instead?
12017-09-06 14:24:17 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo oneway=roundabout on
22017-09-06 16:48:52 UTCvoschix Thanks for pointing this out. Corrected.
12017-05-29 06:15:52 UTCeggie Graag commentaar bij wat je edits inhouden.
22017-05-29 06:17:54 UTCeggie Op een landuse=residential horen deze tags niet. surface=.... en maxspeed...
Die haal ik er nu even af,.
wanneer je vragen hebt stel ze gerust.
Probeer je in te lezen in de regels van osm. Zie welkomstmail.
32017-05-29 06:21:04 UTCeggie landuse = residential geeft de grens aan van de bebouwing en is geen weg om op te rijden. Ook oneway=no verwijderd.
42017-09-06 14:21:21 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
What was meant with oneway=both ?
Maybe sidewalk=both ? Or is it simply not a oneway at all?
12017-08-23 06:49:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review: You've created 10 ways with
in this changeset:
22017-08-23 07:44:19 UTCGerdP There are also 8 highway=PASAJE:
32017-08-23 10:58:40 UTCagranizo Thank you for the tip, I will try to review the ways and give them a better tagging.

Best regards,

42017-08-31 09:52:58 UTCGerdP Seems something went wrong, I still find these roads.
52017-09-01 00:09:07 UTCagranizo Hi, nothing went wrong yet.
62017-09-01 05:05:04 UTCGerdP Sorry, got impatient ;-)
72017-09-06 11:19:32 UTCagranizo Changes done.
82017-09-06 13:35:06 UTCGerdP thanks!
12017-09-06 09:58:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=agricultural
on 4 ways in this changeset.
Did you mean track or dd you want to map access?
12017-09-06 09:46:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo footway=paved on
I assume you meant surface=paved?
Looks strange as other roads in this area are not paved.
12017-09-06 07:36:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed a lot of nodes here which are not tagged and not connected to any way.
See area around this :
Seems you have accidentially deleted the building ways before uploading the data.
22017-09-06 12:18:45 UTCfredi_alf I'll tray to fix it
12017-09-06 06:50:41 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed a few ways with highway=services which don't look lite services areas, so I assume you meant highway=service.
Some of them look more like highway=path or track.
See also
12017-09-06 06:40:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=services on several roads here:
They seem to be highway=track, not service
22017-09-07 18:22:36 UTCLarsBG Thanks
12017-09-06 06:00:26 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I don't know what happened but you have somehow messed up the data.
See esp. this node:
I think the easiest way to fix this is to revert the changeset. I can do this for you.
12017-09-06 05:45:08 UTCGerdP Hi!
You recently created two ways with highway=er
I assume you wanted to type re for residential?
22017-09-06 10:44:16 UTCfrasty Hi, these ways were supposed to be highway=service. Thank you for pointing me to the error!
12017-09-05 08:22:12 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you sometimes use highway=unknown
I wonder if that means the same as highway=road or if you wanted to use unclassified instead.
See e.g.
See also
22017-09-05 23:12:15 UTCMarina Kudryavceva Hello!

No, this mean is highway=unknown is highway=unknown =)
This road is a detour. It is very low-level road.
And yes, i read this manual.

Thx, for your watch to my mapping!
Together we will make the map better!
32017-09-06 05:35:11 UTCGerdP Thx for the quick reply. I still don't understand why you don't use the common highway=road in such a case.
42017-09-06 06:08:50 UTCMarina Kudryavceva Oh, i'm sorry! I mixed up, "unknown" and "unclassified"!
In the near future, i fixed this trouble. =')
12017-09-05 14:40:37 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist hier ein highway=services
aufgefallen, der wohl eigentlich ein highway=service sein sollte. Allerdings frage ich mich, ob die Zufahrt nicht viel eher durch den Parkplatz führen sollte.
22017-09-05 16:28:54 UTCste Sorry, das ist natürlich ein Fehler. Behoben und durch den Parkplatz durchgeführt. Vl. kann mal jemand der wieder mal vor Ort ist überprüfen ob man Richtung Westen auch wirklich rausfahren darf.
32017-09-05 16:39:43 UTCGerdP Danke, Ich bin zwar dieses Jahr mit dem Rad in der Gegend gewesen, aber kann mich nicht erinnern ;-)
12017-09-05 06:59:57 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte verwende nicht highway=traffic_island
für Verkehrsinseln. Das tag name=Verkehrsinsel macht auch keinen Sinn hier.
Üblich sind traffic_calming=island oder
landuse=traffic_island, je nachdem, ob da Fußgänger drüberlaufen oder nicht.
Ebenfalls denkbar: high...
22017-09-05 15:02:49 UTCM!Cado Hi,
Danke für den Input. ich war mir sehr unsicher was richtig sein könnte. Der Tag landuse=traffic_island scheint nicht unterstützt zu werden und wird mir in Josm als "unnötiger tag " angegeben.
Der von dir angegebene Link scheint auch nur ein Vorschlag zu sein, so ...
32017-09-05 15:24:43 UTCGerdP Verkehrsinseln dienen eigentlich schon immer der Verkehrsberuhigung. Allerdings willst Du ja die Fläche mappen, nicht die Bedeutung für den Verkehr.
JOSM meckert nur das übflüssige area=yes an, das steckt implizit schon in landuse.
42017-09-05 20:45:02 UTCM!Cado Habe ich abgeändert. Danke.
12017-09-05 14:58:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this area because there are lots of overlapping landuse=residential areas.
It seems that you have mapped buildings with this tag?
I also wonder if the position is correct, the sat images show an offset of ~35 m.
Some roads like
seem t...
22017-09-06 19:58:44 UTCEdwinCaldon In that moment I didn't have sat images, but some points are already in a correct way, for the others I'm workng on it. Thanks.
12017-09-05 14:04:42 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you have added quite a lot
of ways with highway=services
Many of them are not service areas, so I assume you meant highway=service instead.
12017-09-05 13:12:44 UTCGerdP Hi!
I think I found some test data here:
It seems you move these objects from one place to another. Please remove it.
12017-09-05 13:05:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check services ways
I assume you wanted to map a service area ?
and those two ways should be highway=service (not services) ?
12017-09-05 12:46:00 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=services
Is that a typo (instead of highway=service) or is there a service area next to it?
See also
12017-09-05 06:21:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review way
No idea what this could be.
Stumbled over it while looking at highway=ford on
which probably should be highway=track + ford=yes, but the south-east end is now
not connected to any oth...
22017-09-05 12:35:04 UTCPlaneMad It is indeed a ropeway
32017-09-05 12:38:47 UTCGerdP amazing. Maybe add this link as a note.
Do you also know more about the ford?
42017-09-05 12:42:41 UTCPlaneMad Added. Don't know about the ford except that its common for tractors on seasonal rivers in India
12017-08-22 08:37:27 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
highway=11 looks like a typo and
position looks wrong, way is not connected to
What was intended?
22017-09-05 09:04:51 UTCGerdP I tried to correct it, please check
12017-08-30 10:33:52 UTCGerdP Please review typo highway=path;service on
22017-09-05 08:06:29 UTCGerdP changed it to service, guess that's what you wanted to do.
12017-09-05 08:02:56 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the ways building the future highway=cycleway
The normal tagging is highway=planned + planned=cycleway or highway=construction + construction=cycleway, depending on the current status. See also
12017-08-31 10:13:30 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway="Travessa do Pico da Igreja"
Did you want to change the name tag?
22017-08-31 11:34:01 UTCNunoCaldeira done
32017-09-05 07:55:57 UTCGerdP Please review again, Which part of the way is highway=steps?
The northern part still has highway=Travessa do Pico da Igreja
12017-08-30 07:33:37 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because you used the unusual tag highway=bus_corridor on
I assume it is a road that is only allowed for public transport?
If yes I suggest to use highway=service + access=no + psv=yes
22017-09-05 07:51:13 UTCGerdP I've tried to fix it, see
12017-09-05 07:07:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for the typo
highway=unclassfied (wrong) instead of highway=unclassified (correct).
It seems your JOSM suggests the wrong spelling ;-)
I've corrected them now, see
12017-09-05 07:06:58 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please watch out for the typo
highway=unclassfied (wrong) instead of highway=unclassified (correct).
It seems your JOSM suggests the wrong spelling ;-)
I've corrected them now, see
12017-09-05 06:40:26 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've corrected a typo highway=residental instead of highway=residential on 16 ways,
please check when JOSMs auto-complete suggest it again;-)
12017-09-05 06:36:08 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've corrected a typo highway=residencial
instead of highway=residential on some roads in this area. Please watch out when JOSMs auto complete suggests it again ;-)
12017-09-05 06:32:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=public
It looks like a highway=path.
12017-09-05 06:29:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
highway=plazza is only used here
Did you mean place=square?
22017-09-05 07:01:25 UTCVerdy_p En France, on commente en français...
les valeurs comme plazza sont toujours en discussion. Mais ce qui était avant c'est un morceau de rue (highway=*) fantome que j'ai remplacé par une surface. Il y a eu diverses tentatives pour désigner ces lieux avec place=* ou highwa...
12017-09-05 06:01:24 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed this change because of the unusual tag highway=construction+construction=footway
I think you the wiki mislead you, it should be two tags, one with highway=construction
and one with construction=footway
I've corrected it, see
22017-09-05 07:35:12 UTCMarek Vach Yes, you are right. Thank you for you edit.
12017-09-04 06:29:12 UTCGerdP Moin!
Das tag highway=non-existent an
gibt es nur hier. Ich schlage
removed:highway=track vor. Siehe auch
Andere Alternative wäre highway=razed
22017-09-04 16:37:48 UTCfx99 N'abend.
Das passt alles nicht so recht, weil der Weg ist zumeist mit Brennnesseln zugewachsen. Aber mit removed:highway=track kann vielleicht jeamnd etwas anfangen.
32017-09-04 16:43:17 UTCGerdP Na ja, Brennnesseln stören einen Trecker ja nicht wirklich, aber wenn der Weg gar nicht mehr als track verwendet wird, dann passt evtl. abandoned:highway=track besser.
12017-09-04 09:08:44 UTCGerdP HI!
Ive noticed that you changed a few footbridges crossing MEX 15 from highway=footway to the (wrong) highway=crossing + traffic_calming=table
What was the reason?
22017-09-04 14:17:38 UTChgocat Hi, GerdP!
I think that is a error because in the spanish version it have a label "Cruce peatonal elevado" derived or that has as root the label "crossing" ( This label is same to "Sendero peatonal". This gen...
32017-09-04 14:26:09 UTCGerdP Hi hgocat!
Yes, I found several places where mappers made the same mistake, all used ID.
I've opened a ticket for ID and will post a link to this changeset.
12017-09-04 09:49:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review rarely used highway=access
on and
Did you mean highway=service?
12017-09-04 09:42:54 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review. The tag highway=access is rarely used.
Did you mean highway=service?
22017-09-05 07:38:56 UTCSovxx Yep, I have just corrected it. Thanks
12017-09-04 09:35:35 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review the strange mapping of footbridges at and around
highway=crossing + traffic_calming=table is not correct, it seems that ID suggests this wrong tagging?
12017-09-04 09:25:25 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you mapped a footbrige as
highway=crossing + traffic_calming=table here:
The correct tagging is highway=footway + bridge=yes + layer=1
for the way that crosses the major road.
You may also split the way and ma...
12017-09-04 09:05:04 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review the footbrige
It should be mapped with highway=footway, highway=crossing is only used on nodes shared with a major road. I also don't understand why this is a traffic_calming=table now, see
12017-09-04 08:36:09 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review way
This looks like a highway=footway + bridge=yes. Please map also the footways/steps that connect it with the road network.
12017-09-04 08:26:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
I assume it is a highway=footway + bridge=yes
I also suggest to connect the footways / steps with the platform ways.
When you draw footways inside a building please use tunnel=building_passage or highway=corridor.
12017-09-04 08:20:06 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
Looks like a highway=service
I assume the traffic_calming is at this node
12017-09-04 08:14:57 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review
The tag highway=crossing should only be used on nodes, I assume this is a bridge, so it should be bridge=yes + layer=1
What does traffic_calming=table mean here?
Is "Passerelle du Moulin des Enfants" the r...
12017-09-04 08:07:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noted some ways with highway=crossing
here. They are duplicating ways with highway=footway. Is that intended?
The tag highway=crossing should be used on nodes only, see
12017-09-02 08:35:31 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual highway=slide on
Did you mean piste:type=sled ?
22017-09-04 06:28:42 UTCgormur Thanks.
Better now?
32017-09-04 06:36:45 UTCGerdP Yes, If children use it as a playground.
I don't know the place and can't say from the sat images.
12017-09-04 06:23:18 UTCGerdP Moin!
Bitte prüfe highway=33 an
Was war gemeint?
22017-09-04 20:28:08 UTCTBKMrt Mit 33 fällt mir nichts ein, was ich hier hätte einzeichnen wollen oder können.

Meine Vermutung: Nachdem der changeset mit ID entstanden ist und ich bei diesem changeset ein paar Flächen eingezeichnet habe, wird die Änderung unabsichtlich passiert sein als ich den Weg aus...
12017-09-04 06:13:21 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please don't use values like residential_link,

12017-08-31 07:34:45 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=* on some ways here:
I guess you misunderstood the wiki about winter_road. It says
"The highway=* should also be present on the way, and its value should reflect the importance of the given highway."
So, please use e.g. highway...
22017-09-02 18:51:27 UTCBahta Ok i got confused by "*", if road exists only in the winter what tag should i use? And otherwise, in case of summer use - what's the tag difference?
32017-09-03 10:18:12 UTCGerdP The tag winter_road=yes says that the road is only usable in winter. The highway tag should say how it is used in winter.
12017-09-03 09:52:40 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review
It has the same name as
and highway=unclassified_link
should be just unclassified
12017-09-03 09:40:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=ramp is rarely used.
Did you mean highway=footway + ramp:wheelchair=yes or just ramp=yes ?
12017-09-03 09:37:32 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=ramp is rarely used.
Did you mean highway=footway + ramp:wheelchair=yes or just ramp=yes ?
22017-09-03 17:05:55 UTCMesowhite Thanks for pointing that out, it has been corrected.
12017-09-03 09:34:32 UTCGerdP Hi!
The tag highway=ramp is rarely used.
Did you mean highway=footway + ramp:wheelchair=yes ?
Please map also the way(s) that lead to the platform
12017-09-03 09:29:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
I stumbled over highway=pendiente on
Sat images don't show a road. Do you think that one is planned there?
22017-10-15 09:27:05 UTCcarciofo Hi Federico, I'm not exactly sure what you meant with your note "map better", but as users don't get notifications about such notes, I would suggest leaving either a changeset comment such as this one, or contacting the author directly through a message in OSM might be more effective. Alte...
12017-09-03 08:53:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
I see that you have problems mapping this place.
You shoud not use the highway key on a type=multipolygon relation,
Also highway=passing_place is probably wrong here.
If I got that right you should use leisure=park + name=Largo venticinque aprile
22017-09-03 09:01:32 UTCGerdP Sorry, place=square is probably better than leisure=park, as this is a rather small area.
12017-09-03 08:38:51 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've corrected highway=driveway ->
highway=service + service=driveway
22017-09-03 13:40:11 UTCurkud Thank you!
12017-09-03 08:17:45 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=crossing + footway=crossing on some ways. The correct tagging is highway=footway + footway=crossing
22017-09-04 14:47:33 UTCSHARCRASH Hello! This is quite misleading! The page you shared is the one i had seen recently and what i have done actually for this changeset. I had already used the combination highway=footway + footway=crossing though but i don't use very often urban elements, so i had to check again, was confused and I th...
32017-09-04 17:59:43 UTCStereo The crossing=zebra tag is, unfortunately, incorrect. I try to replace it with crossing=uncontrolled/traffic_signals/unmarked when I come across it. Apparently there's more than 1000 in Luxembourg :-/.
42017-09-04 22:54:00 UTCSHARCRASH Yeah people tend to imitate what they see often, even unknowingly errors assuming it is correct.
I've changed the tags i had edited in this area with crossing=traffic_signals or uncontrolled
12017-09-03 07:54:59 UTChighflyer74 Guten Morgen! Sei bitte so nett, Deine Änderungssätze genauer zu beschreiben. Es reicht nicht, "Erweiterungen" zu schreiben. Darunter kann sich keiner Deiner Mit-Mapper etwas vorstellen. Beschreibe bitte konkret, welche Änderungen Du vorgenommen hast. Nachlesen kannst Du die...
22017-09-03 08:08:37 UTCGerdP Schau bitte noch mal auf highway=bus_guideway an
32017-09-03 09:13:03 UTCkreuzschnabel Es wäre schön, wenn du …

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12017-09-02 09:36:58 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
If you want to map a road you need a highway tag, e.g. highway=residential
12017-08-30 07:11:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
You changed highway=track to was:track
Did you mean something like disused, dismantled,abandoned etc?
See also

22017-08-30 07:42:45 UTCEugenyN Hello.

:was - it means completely absent on the ground. But can be present in old satellite images. Thanks for link.
32017-09-02 09:32:35 UTCGerdP OK, I've corrected it to was:highway=track
42017-09-02 09:36:19 UTCEugenyN Ah. you about the "highway=was:track". This is typo/misprint. thanks for the fix.
52017-09-02 09:42:31 UTCEugenyN by the way this road exists now. I am fixed.
12017-09-02 09:15:14 UTCGerdP Please explain:
What is meant with highway=ucap on a building?
Is this related to ?
12017-08-29 07:55:59 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=route on
I've also noticed a lot of highway=unclassified what look like highway=residential in this city.
22017-09-02 06:21:01 UTCBotaler Salve.
Lei ha ragione. Essendo la strada inghiaiata l'avevo classificata route. Sicuramente è corretto classificarla residential. Ci sono andato il 31/08/2017: la strada continua ad essere inghiaiata. Ho provveduto a correggere con il gruppo di modifiche #51660966 and #51661196.
Grazie per ...
32017-09-02 08:03:28 UTCGerdP Salve,
thanks for the feedback. I still see some residential roads like Via Monte Grappa or Via Professor Oliva which are tagged unclassified. Maybe you can clean up those as well?
12017-09-02 07:35:27 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check:
I corrected typo highway=residental
on some ways. Watch out when JOSM
auto complete suggests this again ;-)
12017-09-02 07:30:33 UTCGerdP Hi!
Wouldn't it be better to use the normal tagging highway=proposed and add other tags to separate the alternatives, maybe note="alternative xyz" ?
12017-09-02 06:55:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed this change because you used the very unusual highway=nonexistent.
Please check
22017-09-02 15:10:14 UTCvg17613 Thanks! I just changed the tags from highway=nonexistent to historic:highway=track . If you have a better proposal please let me know.
12017-09-01 05:26:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=bridge
I assume you meant highway=track + brige=yes instead?
Also strange:
Is there a bridge and a ford?
If so, please draw two ways.
22017-09-01 07:25:48 UTCsteerage250 Thanks Gerd, I hope it is fixed now. There is a bridge in one place, and a ford in the other.
32017-09-01 20:47:45 UTCGerdP Please check also
track or path?
42017-09-02 00:05:05 UTCsteerage250 also now fixed (maybe now I will remember the right way to do it next time :-))
52017-09-02 04:47:45 UTCsteerage250 Gerd, how do you spot these errors? I am surprised JOSM didn't tell me "suspicious way type" (or some sort of error message).
62017-09-02 06:00:17 UTCGerdP I use the data from taginfo to find untypical values for the highway key:
Next I use the Overpass API to download the objects. When I see that many
of them were created by the same mapper I contact them.
I also started to open tickets in JO...
72017-09-02 06:40:32 UTCsteerage250 wow, there's untypical values on highway to keep you going for a while. You are obviously a "super-user". Keep up the good work.
82017-09-02 06:46:47 UTCGerdP I will. Thanks for the positive feedback :-)
12017-09-02 06:35:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=ford on
Did you mean ford=yes?
See also
12017-09-02 06:14:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=farmland
Not sure what that is, looks like a path next to a barrier?
12017-08-31 10:24:08 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo highway=alley
The all look like highway=service + service=driveway to me.
22017-09-01 19:00:54 UTCVerdy_p No typo, this is documented and part of several presets in editors.
What you sugest would be just equivalent if you had used service=alley; but alley is suitable where it is when driveway is not !
32017-09-01 19:09:05 UTCGerdP That's new to me. I don't find that tag in the wiki or in JOSM presets. Where do you find it? Taginfo shows only 7 uses, so I think that editor should be corrected.
42017-09-01 21:37:48 UTCVerdy_p C'est pas grave j'ai pris ta suggestion pour les 4 ways
12017-09-01 12:58:28 UTCGerdP Warum dann nicht highway=service anstelle des seltsamen highway=chess?
22017-09-01 15:37:20 UTCTutilo Hallo GerdP,
ich bin direkter Anlieger in diesem Bereich und habe versucht, der Situation so weit wie möglich gerecht zu werden.
Sie ist sehr kompliziert.
Jedenfalls ist es keine Straße, die für die Allgemeinheit von Bedeutung ist. Nach Süden und Südwesten schließt...
32017-09-01 15:43:30 UTCGerdP Hallo Tutilo,
was willst Du denn mit highway=chess beschreiben?
42017-09-01 16:13:32 UTCGerdP Falls es noch nicht klar ist: Mir geht es nur um diese Fläche:
12017-09-01 13:48:24 UTCGerdP Moin!
Was bedeutet denn highway=emergency_access_point
an diesem Weg:
Ist das ein Fluchtweg oder so was?
Siehe auch
12017-09-01 13:34:34 UTCGerdP Please review:
You have accidentially changed some highway=residential to highway=emergency_access_point:
12017-09-01 13:12:08 UTCGerdP I've tried to fix mapping of
22017-09-03 19:50:16 UTCjosmougn thanks to your message I corrected a mistake 150m southward, extra oneways after the junctions of the oneway lanes. Some users of routing may have found strange results.

12017-08-24 06:41:03 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you map a lot of crossings.
Unfortunately you used highway=crossing + footway=crossing instead of highway=footway+footway=crossing
Please review
22017-08-31 13:19:58 UTCGerdP I've changed them all, see
32017-08-31 21:06:45 UTCgetBounds Thanks this was a work project and I haven't had much time to work on it lately. I feel like I got that tag structure from somewhere but not sure where thanks for fixing it. Initially I thought we would do more sidewalk Imports to osm but now not so sure. The import was more difficult than I anticip...
42017-08-31 21:10:32 UTCgetBounds Now I remember. I asked on an OS M Forum how to properly tag the crosswalks so they would render in one of the basic openstreetmap Styles. I got a snarky response so I think that turned me off for a while.
52017-09-01 04:56:11 UTCGerdP Well, many mappers don't like imports at all.
Another reason may be that there are two very different tagging systems for sidewalks, both well established.
62017-09-01 12:10:25 UTCgetBounds Not to drag this discussion out, but since you did edit these, do you find adding sidewalks important? We could add sidewalks for much of southern Ohio over the coming years if there is interest in the OSM community to do so. We will be mapping them anyway locally outside OSM as part of our work.
72017-09-01 12:56:54 UTCGerdP I cannot speak for the community. I'd prefer the other mapping method as it is less likely to break pedestrian routing. A missing sidewalk tag on a highway=residential is rather harmiess compared to a missing connection between all the highway=footway ways.
82017-09-01 14:39:58 UTCfreebeer Hallo get B. (may I call you get?)
I cannot speak for the community either, nor have I looked at any details of this conversation, but I would welcome the addition of sidewalk data in Ohio and elsewhere, just as I have tried to contribute missing data regardless of importance or appropriateness. S...
12017-09-01 06:26:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review. I'd prefer
You did not change the route relation
I assume the closed ways should be removed?
12017-09-01 05:54:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusal highway=bus_lane on
I suggest to remove it and add lanes:bus=1
to the major road.
22017-09-01 05:56:21 UTCGerdP Since there are so many relations you may also just change it to highway=service + access=no + psv=yes if that is apropriate.
12017-08-23 09:08:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=building_passage
I think it should be highway=footway and
you should split the way where it enters the building(s). The parts in the building are mapped with tunnel=building_passage.
I would have done that myself but the ...
22017-09-01 05:47:40 UTCGerdP See
12017-09-01 05:19:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed the unusual highway=abandoned_path to
See also
22017-09-01 05:20:23 UTCGerdP Sorry, it was highway=abandoned:path
12017-08-31 09:50:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
Is Ascenseur really the name of the footway?
22017-08-31 18:43:40 UTCcchatfield There is a small very short footpath from Rue Latour de Brie to a lift. Then there is a footpath bridge from the lift to Rue de Pau.
Ascenseur is the French word for a lift.
32017-08-31 18:45:16 UTCGerdP Yes, that's why I don't think that this is the name of the footway.
12017-08-27 06:46:17 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please check typo(?) highway=street_sign on these two ways:
Was it intended? Is it a traffic_sign=* ?
22017-08-31 10:49:05 UTCoba510 It's not a typo. This is a pair of monumental stone street signs (the kind that have the name of the street on them, not a traffic sign) that were built as a formal gateway to the small subdivision on the east side of College Ave. These kind of stone-column street signs are fairly common on the west...
32017-08-31 11:21:10 UTCGerdP What do you think about historic=city_gate?
42017-08-31 11:27:07 UTCGerdP Ah, sorry, there is already a historic tag. I think the highway tag is obsolete here.
52017-08-31 11:43:35 UTCoba510 The highway=street_sign tag is there because it functions (both historically and currently) as a street sign. Looking at taginfo highway=street_sign is the most common tag for such features (even though it is undocumented).
62017-08-31 11:54:25 UTCGerdP That is true, the difference is that you have used the tag on a way, not on a node.
I also assume that many are mistagged traffic_sign=* or maybe tourism=information.
Question is why you want to map the sign,
I think the important thing is that the corresponding highway has the correct name tag.
12017-08-31 06:29:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review:
Your change has left an invalid no_u_turn restriction:
Not sure if this should be corrected or removed.
I also don't think that the new restriction is needed:
after I changed the ...
22017-08-31 11:16:41 UTCMatiasJ Hi @GerdP
About this change as left:
It´s ok because there´s a left turning line.

And thanks for disused advice.
32017-08-31 11:24:46 UTCGerdP Sorry, don't understand. I posted links to two different turn restrictions. One is obsolete, one is incomplete (the no_u_turn)
12017-08-31 08:34:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've fixed typo highway=red on
After doing that I found that the previous tag value unclassified was probably better as this road comes as unclassified from the tertiary in the west. I'd prefer unclassified for Dijksterbuursterlaan and maybe differ...
22017-08-31 10:06:45 UTCJeroenHoek Danke. Das war ein Autovervollständigungsfehler meinerseits.
32017-08-31 10:07:42 UTCGerdP Aber Du bleibst bei residential ?
42017-08-31 10:37:34 UTCJeroenHoek Ich hab es geändert:
52017-08-31 10:45:47 UTCGerdP Danke für die Rückmeldung :-)
12017-08-31 10:20:05 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=alley
on lane 3668 and 3671.
Did you mean highway=service + service=alley ?
12017-08-23 07:26:15 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=L on
22017-08-31 10:00:04 UTCGerdP Did you mean living_street?
12017-08-31 09:15:57 UTCGerdP Moin!
Warum die Änderung?
Ein turning_loop wird am Knoten erfaßt, siehe
Für mich sah die vorherige Variante okay aus.
12017-08-31 09:04:20 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=turning_loop
This tag is used for nodes, see
Sat images don't show the object, so I don't know if it is really that large.
12017-08-31 08:56:48 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=turning_loop on
The tag is only used for nodes:
This looks like a trunk_link.
12017-08-31 08:41:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unclassfied
instead of highway=unclassified on and
Check the auto-complete function in JOSM ;-)
12017-08-31 08:39:10 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unclassfied
instead of highway=unclassified on
12017-08-31 08:21:40 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=give_way on
and connected road.
I assume you wanted to change a node?
22017-08-31 08:51:17 UTCbison166 korrigiert
12017-08-31 08:18:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
You changed a highway=service to highway=give_way here.
I assume you wanted to change a node ?
I also think that service=bus should be removed. Consider to add bus=yes or psv=yes
12017-08-31 08:04:28 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
Please review typo highway="foot way" on
The correct spelling is highway=footway
12017-08-30 07:39:15 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
The tag highway=closed:motorway_link
is only used here. Please see
Is there an alternative new road instead?
22017-08-30 14:06:55 UTCsizzle17 There is only 1 on-ramp open for I-89 Southbound in Waterbury. The on ramp has two entrances. It is seen to the left of this edit box. One entrance for State Route 100 West Bound Traffic and one for State Round 100 East Bound Traffic
32017-08-30 14:11:54 UTCGerdP I see. Did you find a better tag in the wiki?
42017-08-30 14:17:13 UTCsizzle17 I am not sure there is a better tag. This on-ramp used to be open until recently. It is a motorway_link as it connects State Route 100 to I-89 but it is recently closed, why it is now tagged as closed.
52017-08-30 14:18:53 UTCGerdP I suggest disused:highway=motorway_link
instead of highway=*
62017-08-30 14:23:38 UTCsizzle17 That is incorrect as it marks the section as a highway. The section of road is a motorlink as it connects a roadway to a highway.
72017-08-30 14:27:14 UTCGerdP I think the key disused:highway=* is for closed roads, and that's what you want to map, right?
82017-08-30 14:30:02 UTCsizzle17 Changed to disused:motorway_link=*
92017-08-30 14:58:31 UTCGerdP How did you find that?
102017-08-30 15:23:52 UTCGerdP This key was not used in OSM before.
disused:highway=motorway_link exists 88 times:
112017-08-31 08:00:39 UTCGerdP Sorry, it seems I've totally confused you here. I've corrected the tagging again.
I hope it is clear now?
12017-08-23 06:05:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
You used highway=* on a waterway=dam here. I think it should be highway=unclassified as the roads to which it is connected, but maybe the road is somehow special?
22017-08-23 06:05:59 UTCGerdP Opps, forgot the link:
32017-08-31 07:43:40 UTCGerdP I've changed it to highway=unclassified, you probably misunderstood the wiki about waterway=dam
12017-08-31 07:26:54 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=*
Bing shows a normal track next to the water which seems to connect two hamlets.
12017-08-31 07:20:19 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual highway=* on
I assume you meant something like highway=service + access=no + psv=yes
to map a way that can only be used by public transport ?
22017-09-01 03:18:30 UTCandersonguarnier Hey GerdP[], my mistake. I review and made a change like you said
12017-08-31 06:42:47 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual tagging
If this way still exists
I think disused:highway=unclassified is better,
see also
12017-08-31 06:39:45 UTCGerdP Hi!
I know it's a bit late ;-)
Please review unusual tagging
on and parallel way.
If this is still closed
I think disused:highway=service is better,
see also
22017-08-31 06:42:26 UTCGerdP ah, sorry, copy+paste error :-(
I meant disused:highway=tertiary
12017-08-31 06:35:35 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual tagging highway=closed:service
Did you mean disused:highway=service?
See also
12017-08-31 06:33:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review unusual tagging
If this way still exists
I think disused:highway=service is better,
see also
12017-08-31 06:15:22 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've changed highway=closed:primary
to the common disused:highway=primary.
I've also updates the route relations.
There are several route restrictions on the old roads. I assume these are also obsolete now?
22017-08-31 08:16:21 UTCciubex Yep, you are right.
Thanks for the changes!
12017-08-30 14:25:13 UTCGerdP Moin!
Du hast hier ein highway=platform auf platform_edge geändert. Ich kenne nur railway=platform_edge. War das eine Verwechslung?
12017-08-30 14:15:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why did you change highway=path to the unusual tiny-path?
12017-08-30 13:59:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=Khandor Bari Road
Did you mean highway=residential + name=Khandor Bari Road ?
12017-08-30 10:36:39 UTCGerdP Moin. Schau mal auf Tippfehler highway=path;track
Passt hier evtl man_made=cutline besser?
12017-08-30 10:29:23 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=path;track
22017-08-30 10:36:15 UTCgarl thanks. fixed.
12017-08-30 10:10:18 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please note that highway=turning_loop
and highway=turning_circle are used for nodes, not for ways. I've seen similar changes by other telenav members.
22017-08-31 05:57:37 UTCalinan_telenav Hello.
Thank you for pointing this out. I did the changes that you suggested.
Best regards,
12017-08-25 11:39:07 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you often use the tag highway=pathway instead of highway=path
Is that intended?
22017-08-30 09:58:18 UTCGerdP I've now changed them to path, please check
12017-08-25 11:41:28 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you often use the tag highway=pathway instead of highway=path
Is that intended?
22017-08-25 16:33:04 UTCMiloAS Hey,

No that's accidental, I've only just realised. It must've been a result of tabbing out and it auto completing. Apologies!
32017-08-25 16:35:09 UTCGerdP OK, watch out ;-)
42017-08-30 09:55:51 UTCGerdP I've changed them to path, please check
12017-08-25 11:43:29 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you often use the tag highway=pathway instead of highway=path
Is that intended?
22017-08-25 13:44:16 UTCChibiyuki Thank you for letting me know. I updated.
32017-08-30 09:51:00 UTCGerdP Thanks, I still see some of them:
12017-08-30 09:36:24 UTCGerdP Hi!
Why do you change highway=residential
to highway=Jalan? This is not good.
Please check
12017-08-25 09:24:12 UTCGerdP Moin!
Mir ist aufgefallen, dass Du häufiger highway=driveway + driveway=service
anstelle des üblichen highway=service + service=driveway verwendest. Hoffentlich keine Absicht?
22017-08-30 08:56:50 UTCPDVSeifert Hallo Gerd,
ich antworte stellververtretend für den User MPTempel, weil ich im Mutterverlag sitzen und den User eingearbeitet habe und in Richtung OSM die Kommunikation durchführe.
Dem User ist die Josm-Vorlage abhanden gekommen und ich repariere in den nächsten Stunden die falsch g...
32017-08-30 08:58:06 UTCGerdP OK, danke!
42017-08-30 09:19:51 UTCPDVSeifert Hallo Gerd,

ich habe insgesamt 3 falsch getaggte Wege des Users korrigiert, vielen Dank für den frühen Hinweis, sodaß keine größere Menge an falsch getaggten Straßen erfolgte.
viele Grüße Dietmar
52017-08-30 09:31:19 UTCGerdP Habe seinerzeit auch schon einige korrigiert und weitere User angeschrieben.
62017-08-30 09:35:43 UTCPDVSeifert Hallo Gerd,
dann nochmal Danke für Deine schon durchgeführten Korrekturen.
Wir bemühen uns, die Fehler nicht zu wiederholen und sauber zu arbeiten,
Grüße Dietmar
12017-05-29 16:04:44 UTCMarkus366 Hallo,
dieser und weitere Abschnitte einer geplanten/ im Bau befindlichen Straßen wurden zuletzt mehrfach von verschiedenen Nutzern unterschiedlich getaggt. Häufig wurden die Schlüssel highway:construction , trunk: und construction: hin und her geändert. Vielleicht können ...
22017-08-30 09:20:49 UTCGerdP Vielleicht hilft ja
um seltsame tags wie highway=never_built
zu vermeiden.
12017-08-30 09:11:41 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you used the unusual tag highway=footway_closed here.
Please see
for better tagging.
12017-08-30 08:52:11 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review way
The sat image shows several buildings here, you should map each single one.
What is meant with highway=Atatürk Caddesi ? I assume there is a residential road with name=Atatürk Caddesi somewhere?
Is there also a boutique...
12017-08-30 08:37:14 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you use unusual tags like
highway=old_track or highway=no_path
I think highway=* should not be used for them. See also
22017-08-30 08:53:25 UTCPapayaved Ok
12017-08-30 07:06:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=Новая улица
Is this the name?
12017-08-30 06:53:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=wood
on way
I think it is a highway=path
If the surface is dirt and the bridge is made of wood this is not important for the highway itself. Maybe use bridge:material=wood
22017-08-30 07:01:24 UTCtheangrytomato Whoops, thanks for catching that! I have corrected the mistake.
12017-08-30 06:28:28 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed several ways with typo highway=unpaved created by you.
Did you mean highway=unclassified + surface=unpaved? See
12017-08-30 05:58:26 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed several ways with typo highway=unclassifed instead of unclassified created by you.
I've corrected them here:
Please watch out when using the auto complete function of JOSM ;-)

12017-08-29 06:27:13 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo type=destinationsign
on relation
When I changed it to destination_sign JOSM complained "too many roles"
I assume one has to create one relation for each sign?
22017-08-29 14:11:33 UTCalv It's intentionally different type.
32017-08-29 14:59:18 UTCGerdP Ah, thanks. JOSM doesn't seem to know this one.
12017-08-29 08:56:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unm on three ways
What was meant?
22017-08-29 13:23:21 UTCSteve8460 Two were abandoned and one track, all corrected.
12017-08-29 08:50:57 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=unclasified
instead of unclassified on several ways in this area.
I've corrected it here:
Please make sure that JOSMs auto complete function sets the correct value.

12017-08-29 08:18:04 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noted that you created some ways with highway="service road" instead of highway=service. See
12017-08-29 08:00:43 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=route on
Maybe you meant highway=pedestrian?
12017-08-29 07:43:26 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please note:
A roundabout is tagged with junction=roundabout.
I've fixed this error here and on
12017-08-29 07:06:09 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review highway=rail on
This bridge has a lot of tags that differ from the
connected rails
22017-08-29 20:21:04 UTCmagol ooooh, I have fix that now. :-)
12017-08-29 06:53:49 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=private
It looks like a highway=residential,
maybe with access=destination?
12017-08-29 06:47:42 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=private
12017-08-29 06:44:46 UTCGerdP Please review typo highway=private
12017-08-29 06:42:52 UTCGerdP Hi!
Please review typo highway=private on
I've also noted some ways with highway=service + access=private + living_street=yes
Did you mean access=destination ?
22017-08-29 15:35:19 UTCMrYadro Hello, highway=private was a mistake but as for other, they are tagger right, it's kinda private part of city where you need to get permission to enter.
12017-08-29 06:31:38 UTCGerdP Hi!
You have mapped a few highway=private here. This is not widely used. I assume you meant highway=service + service=driveway?
12017-08-29 06:17:03 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've noticed that you changed parts of BR-277 from trunk to motorway. Maybe you can help. Please see
12017-08-29 05:59:21 UTCGerdP Hi and welcome to OSM!
I've noticed that you sometimes use highway=footpath here.
Did you mean path or footway?
12017-08-29 05:43:41 UTCGerdP Hi!
I've found the typo highway=footway
on several ways in this changeset.
Did you mean path or footway?
22017-08-29 07:26:31 UTCR0bst3r Das angesprochene Tag ist "highway=footpath". Gewünscht war wohl highway=footway?
32017-08-29 09:52:00 UTCwuff57 Thanks for pointing this out. Was a typo. I've just changed all 6 occurences to highway=footway
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