Have you heard of StreetComplete? It's an Android app that shows you open questions/issues with OpenStreetMap in your area, and asks you to answer them.
It's made for people with no experience with #OpenStreetMap, so it shows only very simple questions that can be answered very clearly. ("What is printed on this street sign?", "What's the number on this house?")
@rixx @rory https://ostatus.lardbucket.org/@aschmitz/99972267548705226 may be missing from the threading, but the simpler version is, for example:
If I were to contribute fixes largely near my house, it would not be hard to figure out where I live, to within a short distance. If I were to do it under my name, this would be even easier to link to me. Then if I make StreetComplete changes to the map elsewhere, you can infer that I'm not home when making those changes.
@rixx @rory I didn't know that there's an effort underway to strip some of that metadata from the public data, but at least the GeoFabrik stuff looks like you can still get the full data by logging in with an OSM account. That's a pretty low bar since anyone can create an account. (At least the site implies that any such account would work - I didn't try it.)
Also, does that mean the changesets will be disappearing/censored?
Annoyingly, vandalism detection, and monitoring is much much easier if you have usernames & timestamps, hence why it's been kept.
#OSM can "redact" part of the history, but that's for copyright infringement.
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@rixx @fdroidorg wow, great! Thank you for the hint. I've been using Vespucci so far to edit #OpenStreetMap, which also is a great OSM editor and works very, very well. But being pointed by StreetComplete to specific issues helps to contribute in a very targeted manner. #mapping #android #apps #recommendation
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