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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Chapter 7. Checking OpenStreetMap Data for Problems

You've surveyed, you've mapped and tagged, and you're nearly ready to use the data you and other mappers have collected. Just before you do, it's worth doing some checks to see if you or anyone else has made any mistakes. There are many online tools you can use to inspect the data and identify possible problems, provided by the project itself and some third parties.

In this chapter, we'll look at some of the following tools you can use to check OpenStreetMap data in a particular area, and what problems they can and can't tell you about:

  • The data inspection tools on openstreetmap.org
  • The NoName map
  • ITOWorld OSM Mapper
  • Geofabrik's OSM Inspector

Some of these tools identify specific problems, while others ...

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