Like others, I run often into these weird rounded area shapes with digit descriptions and non-prefixed village names overlapping existing residential areas with a source of
They raise validation errors both in iD and JOSM. Their name tag does not include the required prefix and sometimes conflicts with the existing village name.
I have left a few changeset comments but never heard of the original mapper. Deleted some of them manually, and sometimes kept the name/source.
Found out thru the forum search (the year 2020):
that a local organization, the Bureau of Vector-borne Diseases have:
- pretty much used OSM as their own custom database
- reverted changes post-cleanup e.g. 80125521, 89829776
- not documented publicly their activities nor contact the community (a private exchange was made with RussMcD, see forum post above)
- not provided further info on the source and license of data.
Until 2 years ago, they seem to have maintained at least 12 thousand of these data inputs across Thailand: overpass turbo
I have asked their main contact Elijah Filip | OpenStreetMap to respond to this thread and provide more info about their campaign, their source of data and license, and whether they are willing to perform manual post-cleanup activities.
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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/bureau-of-vector-borne-diseases-campaign-possible-violation-of-organized-editing-guidelines/9132