No one has replied, likely because it's not a really a dev@ subject, so
I'll provide some basic info.
On 9/13/2016 2:34 AM, Riaan Grobler wrote:
*Problem* : We are experiencing more and more road that do not have
updated road speed, see below as an example attached
Road speed coverage will vary road class and region, and also if a
mapper in the region really cares about mapping all the maxspeed data. I
wouldn't expect it to be complete.
The other problem is that once a update runs it
over writes all the users information.
That sounds like a technical problem with the process you're using to
update. In general you want a process which will allow you to update
your data without manual intervention.
From the information here it sounds like you're making what's called a
"derivative database" in the license, in which case it is licensed under
the ODbL like OSM data is and you have to be able to provide that
database to others.
*Resolution* : I know you can make the changes on the site but I know
you it needs to be validates first and this takes time.
Is there a way to speed up the process if we
supply you with all the details with pictures.
There isn't a validation step between a user making changes and the data
being available to everyone. OpenStreetMap is crowd-sourced project
built around individuals mapping areas they know. Nor is permission
required to map except in exceptional cases like imports and mechanical
If you have noticed a problem with our map data, for example a road is
missing or your address, the best way to proceed is to join the
OpenStreetMap community and add or repair the data yourself.
The pictures aren't necessary for OpenStreetMap itself, but would be
useful to both the OpenStreetView and Mapillary projects, both of which
collect geotagged road photos.
Is the above files the correct places to get
the most up to date maps for South Africa ?
The Geofabrik data extracts are provided as a service to the community
by Geofabrik, a consulting and software firm specializing in
OpenStreetMap. Their extracts are operated daily. It's possible to get
more frequent updates directly from planet.openstreetmap.org, but
significantly more work is required if you only want South Africa.
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