[NUUG kart] Blocking user visa-import

Geir Ove Myhr gomyhr at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 21:49:36 CEST 2014

I see no reason for blocking this user. His edits stopped the moment
he was contacted about the quality of his imports. It may be a good
idea to revert his edits, though, since they seem to have made more
damage than good. They seem to have been made in good faith. We got a
reply forwarded to the Norwegian mailing list kart at nuug.no on May 22
(forwarded by Sverre Didriksen). He there says he was contacted by
Paul Norman from the Data Working Group who was going to go ahead and
revert his edits. Apparently, the revert did not go that well, so that
the quality was even worse after the revert.

The reply can be found at:

On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM, Hans Olav Skogstad
<hans-olav.skogstad at online.no> wrote:
> Hi.
> I wonder if it is possible to block/disable the user visa-import?
> A couple of months ago some if this users imports was discussed om the
> imports mailing list. Mostly, it is automated imports, and much of the
> data imported is of no use to osm-community (highway=* not connected to
> anything, duplicates and triplicates of waters and lakes etc.). Because of
> the duplicates/triplicates, the imports requires a lot of fixing to make
> the map "healthy" again. I have not had much time to look into it, but
> this [1] changeset contains some fixes. Unfortunately, i think even more
> could be deleted but i don't have enough local knowledge to know what is
> real and what might be historical data imported by mistake. Some of the
> data might even be ok....
> [1] https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/23953375
> --
> Hans Olav Skogstad
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