Uber planning to explore and contribute to OpenStreetMap in New Zealand

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Suneel Kaw`

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May 29, 2018, 12:46:00 PM5/29/18
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Hello New-Zealand OSM mappers,

We at Uber are planning to explore and contribute to OpenStreetMap in New Zealand. This project will be an internal analysis for evaluation only. This project won't involve any public display of OSM data in any Uber application or service. 

We do not plan to make any large-scale, machine generated edits for this project. All edits will be made by a small team of individuals based in Palo Alto, California, USA. The team will be using the available data sources in the JOSM tool for their corrections and validations. We will share the profiles of our editors on Uber’s OSM page soon. The edits will be made according to the Organized Editing Best Practices and NZ guidelines. In addition, Uber employees based in New Zealand will be able to participate in this project by leveraging their local knowledge to help identify data issues. For this project, our team will focus on adding and modifying the following OSM features: 
  1. Road network includes (Class, Turn restriction, Directionality etc)
  2. Display map features (Building Footprints, Parks, Airports etc.)
Please feel free to reach out to us with feedback, questions, and suggestions, either directly to me at sunee...@uber.com or at O...@uber.com.

Thanks,
Suneel

Eliot Blennerhassett

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May 29, 2018, 5:12:06 PM5/29/18
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Hello Suneel,

On 30/05/18 04:45, 'Suneel Kaw`' via nzopengis wrote:
> Hello New-Zealand OSM mappers,
>
> We at Uber are planning to explore and contribute to OpenStreetMap in
> New Zealand. This project will be an internal analysis for evaluation
> only. This project won't involve any public display of OSM data in any
> Uber application or service. 
>
> We do not plan to make any large-scale, machine generated edits for this
> project. All edits will be made by a small team of individuals based in
> Palo Alto, California, USA. The team will be using the available data
> sources in the JOSM tool for their corrections and validations. We will
> share the profiles of our editors on Uber’s OSM page soon.

Page URL please :)

> The edits
> will be made according to the Organized Editing Best Practices and NZ
> guidelines. In addition, Uber employees based in New Zealand will be
> able to participate in this project by leveraging their local knowledge
> to help identify data issues.

Please ensure that your (NZ) employees know that they are free to edit
OSM themselves directly on the web. I.e. don't give the impression that
it is a only specialised job done by a special team using a complicated
tool.

(whether they're allowed to do it on work time is a different issue)


For this project, our team will focus on
> adding and modifying the following OSM features: 
>
> 1. Road network includes (Class, Turn restriction, Directionality etc)
> 2. Display map features (Building Footprints, Parks, Airports etc.)

ivss_xx

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Dec 4, 2018, 2:10:00 AM12/4/18
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Looks like the edits are going live now. Mostly look good but I am noticing a bunch of added ways that are obviously driveways to private houses tagged as highway=residential.
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