When solving notes, in some cases, it is good to know the application used to create the note to understand the context and better proceed to do a map change.
I think all applications that use the OSM API to create notes should include (append) the application name. In the current state of the API and database model, the only way is to append a text, like a hashtag (#Mapy.cz, #organicmaps, #mapsme, #OSMyBiz) or a description (via StreetComplete) in the note text. (I hope the future API version will improve the notes part )
As a note solver, I have found multiple situations where having a hashtag could identify issues in some applications. Recently, I discovered an OnOSM fork has a problem locating notes in Iran, and it is placing them in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.
Identifying notes from the OSM website, it helps us to better filter the invalid notes from other sources, especially when trying to identify why some notes are misplaced or spam.
There is a request to include the hashtag #website in the notes created on the OSM website: Notes from website should include an indication the note was created here · Issue #3932 · openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website · GitHub
Also, in the apps:
- OsmAnd When creating OSM notes, they should include the application name - OsmAnd · Issue #16489 · osmandapp/OsmAnd · GitHub
- Vespucci When creating notes, append the name of the application in the text · Issue #2134 · MarcusWolschon/osmeditor4android · GitHub
- Every door OSM Notes created from every-door should append the application name in the text · Issue #543 · Zverik/every_door · GitHub
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Ce sujet de discussion accompagne la publication sur https://community.openstreetmap.org/t/osm-notes-should-include-the-application-including-notes-from-osm-website/9064