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12017-03-13 18:16:22 UTCchillly This is an import, right? Where's the unique userid? Where's the wiki import page? Where's the Imports mailing list discussion?
22017-03-13 22:54:28 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian,
It looks like things may have got a bit ahead of themselves here.
The only list discussion that I can see for this is at , and that's not really a discussion as much as you saying "I'd like to import s...
32017-03-19 15:15:59 UTCpigsonthewing Other issues are already being discussed elsewhere, but "Betula sp" (strictly, with italicised "Betula" and period in "sp.") is the correct taxonomic designation for a specimen of the genus Betula, whose exact species is not known.
42017-03-19 17:17:34 UTCSK53 @pigsonthewing: there is also a widely used genus tag, which is particularly appropriate for trees not identified to species (and generally useful because of the vagaries of the taxonomy of various street trees).
12017-03-17 12:11:48 UTCmueschel Hi,
could you check this node

The tag ref`... = grid_bin doesn't look right.

Cheers, Jan
12017-03-14 18:37:04 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian,
You're still not using a separate import account, you're using a #gibberish changeset discussion comment and you're importing duplicates of existing data rather than conflating (e.g. and
Are you...
12017-03-14 18:30:40 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian,
Could you please address the questions raised on before continuing to import this data?
Best Regards,
12017-02-24 14:04:06 UTCSomeoneElse Is the WMCA really "admin level 6"? I thought that it just an attempt to obtain some "City Region" government money, and didn't have any of the administrative powers (beyond running the buses) that e.g. Birmingham City Council did?
12017-01-16 19:52:16 UTCMath1985 Great to see you active again (and resolving my notes :)) Brian!
12017-01-07 12:16:58 UTCSomeoneElse Oops - is "building=shop=*signs"?
12016-12-08 11:32:27 UTCmueschel Hi,
could you check some of your bus stops? There are many foreign tags like on this node:
12016-11-18 21:54:25 UTCMath1985 Thanks a lot!
12016-09-04 22:35:32 UTCSomeoneElse ... and another one: and are "building=uy". Any ideas?
12016-09-04 22:14:22 UTCSomeoneElse Another one - is "building=iy" - any ideas about that?
12016-09-04 22:08:14 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian, is "building=r#" - any idea what was meant there?
12016-07-24 21:21:46 UTCAleks-Berlin I removed your 4=2 (key=value). I think it is a typo.
12016-07-03 17:01:01 UTCSomeoneElse Looks like a barrier tag and a name tag got confused on . Should there be a space in the name?
22016-07-04 07:42:52 UTCbrianboru Thanks Andy - corrected
12016-07-03 16:57:34 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian, seems a bit odd - looks like a barrier tag and a name tag got confused?
22016-07-04 07:42:25 UTCbrianboru Thanks Andy - corrected
12016-07-03 16:30:56 UTCSomeoneElse Hi Brian,
Is "Bethel Church" on a name or a denomination (or something else)?
22016-07-04 07:41:57 UTCbrianboru Thanks Andy - corrected
12016-05-25 14:09:59 UTChighflyer74 Hello there!

Can you check I think there was some fingertrouble involved here...

All the best from across the Channel!
12016-01-26 09:31:13 UTCGerdP Hi Brian,

I noticed that you changed some roads from highway=redeveloped to highway=demolished, which is BTW also not well documented.
What about this remaining last one?
12015-12-20 21:47:38 UTCSomeoneElse Hi - while importing stuff into a rendering database, I noticed that has layer=17 on it. That's obviously not invalid, but may not have been what was intended :)
22015-12-28 12:55:25 UTCbrianboru Correctd to layer 1
12015-12-24 16:53:28 UTCSomeoneElse If it's been shut for 2 years and counting perhaps "disused:amenity=pub" might be better than "amenity=pub" for ?
12015-11-21 17:00:00 UTCpmailkeey Brian - did you delete the path that runs alongside the railway between Ulverley Green Road and Warwick Rd ?
22015-11-22 11:01:53 UTCbrianboru Yes: it doesn't exist.
32015-11-22 11:40:28 UTCbrianboru If you want to be respected as a member of this community, please be courteous enough to wait for a reply to a changeset comment before reverting. I've deleted this path again, having surveyed the area this morning to confirm there is no path here
42015-11-22 12:53:23 UTCpmailkeey Just like you don't - you reverted it without waiting for a reply from me. If you're going to be obnoxious about it, it's not my fault you're too blind to see the path. I've put it back in because it is there. I'll now give you directions:
From the railway bridge over Warwick Rd, on the east side o...
52015-11-22 13:13:03 UTCbrianboru There is no path here
62015-11-22 13:22:57 UTCpmailkeey I know there is as I've walked along it !
72015-11-22 14:30:05 UTCbrianboru You might well have done. But when? Currently the northern end has a 7 ft high padlocked security gate with vicious spikes on it which leads into a builders storage area filled with security fencing panels with a fence behind it. The southern end has a padlocked gate followed by a highway maintenanc...
82015-11-22 14:35:04 UTCpmailkeey Thanks for the update. I've reported the issue to the council (again!) - only this time with the blockages.
92015-11-22 14:42:49 UTCpmailkeey The path used to continue over UG road and past the station, over Richmond Rd and all the way to Lincoln Rd. The bit parallel to Stn drive was obviously not needed (but still had a no cycling sign!) and the continuation north of Richmond road still has a short section in use (past the end of 109) an...
102015-11-23 09:06:43 UTCSomeoneElse @pmailkeey - the discussion above makes it clear that currently no path exists. You re-added it in , I've deleted it in . Please don't add it back until you've actually surveyed it yourself and found ...
12015-11-14 20:58:03 UTCGerdP please review:
I assume surface=b stands for beton?
way 170511971,way 170511974,way 170511973,way 170511978,way 170511977,way 23136293
22015-11-16 19:53:05 UTCbrianboru I have no idea - I must have a had brainfart when editing this. Just delete the tag
32015-11-16 20:05:28 UTCGerdP :-)
12015-11-01 19:40:20 UTCGerdP please explain:
what does the word CUS in
highway="bus_stop CUS"
mean ?
22015-11-06 18:54:32 UTCbrianboru This is a notation by NapTAN- the national database for bus stops which denotes it is a CUStomary stop i.e there is no physical bus stop present but the local drivers and passengers know that the bus stops there on request. We don't tag these as bus stops
32015-11-08 17:20:57 UTCGerdP Thanks for the information. I understand now that this is a very special case.
I changed the tag to highway=bus_stop a few days ago, now I am unsure what to do.
I guess the best would be to remove the highway=bus_stop tag and only keep the node?
42015-11-08 17:31:15 UTCSomeoneElse My recollection was that we went with "physically_present=no" as per for verified customary stops. Certainly many came in from NaPTAN without highway=bus_stop on them (though my recollection was that the west mids NaPTAN import was slightly earlier and ma...
52015-11-08 19:02:20 UTCGerdP okay, this tag is used quite often together with bus_stop, so I think I'll just add it to those two bus_stops.
62015-11-09 07:39:43 UTCbrianboru Please don't unless you've surveyed the site and found a physical bus stop pole. The West Midands imported the Naptan data WITHOUT the bus stop tag so that we could survey the naptan data. We found naptan data is often wildly inaccurate. Locally we don't tag CUS with a bus stop tag. You might find ...
72015-11-09 07:49:46 UTCGerdP okay, now I am really lost.
My understanding is that
says I will not find a physical bus
stop pole. I understood your first
comment so that the bus stops there
if one gives a sign to the driver.
Did I get that wrong?
82015-11-09 08:43:35 UTCbrianboru You are correct. But please respect West Midlands community practice which is we don't tag CUS stops with highway=bus stop unless we've surveyed and found the CUS stop has been upgraded with a pole which can be surveyed. Physically present=no was a very early attempt at quality assurancec on the nap...
92015-11-09 09:17:31 UTCSomeoneElse Just to clarify, the example I gave earlier was a _verified_ customary stop (I caught a bus from there). Different areas' NaPTAN data have been of very different quality - some areas have found stop positions to be reasonably accurate (at the time of impo...
102015-11-09 09:30:56 UTCGerdP okay, so I'll revert all my changes and leave
highway="bus_stop CUS" untouched in the future until one finds a better way to tag that
element ?
112015-11-09 14:32:51 UTCGerdP done
12015-10-30 09:19:43 UTCGerdP please explain:
highway=redeveloped is only used here.
It seems the more often used highway=dismantled matches
as well ?
12015-10-27 08:40:26 UTCGerdP please review:

I've changed highway=pre-existing prior to redevelopment to highway=dismantled
Maybe map the area that is rebuilt
as landuse=construction ?
22015-10-27 12:24:01 UTCbrianboru OK by me. I've also changed the spur at the end of the road in question
32015-10-27 12:54:55 UTCGerdP okay, thanks for the feedback
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