|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 18, 2012 7:43 AM|
Hey all, I was looking at the map and I noticed that there are a lot of bicycle parking nodes. It looks like someone did an import under the username "cityracks" in 2009. Automated imports are generally bad for a bunch of reasons, but one of them is that oftentimes the data is simply innaccurate. First, if you're user who made this import is on the list- please speak up, I'd love to talk to you (and promise I won't come after you with a pitchfork and torch). Secondly, I'm curious to know what others think: 1. Are these nodes generally accurate- that is are the bicycle parking points where it says on the map? 2. Is this information useful to the map? I ask because this reminds me very much of an import I once did in DC from municipal data. It was an import of trash cans. All the city owned trash cans in DC. (this was before I learned my lesson about how bad imports are). The import was useless. After doing some ground suveying, I found the information in it was entirely innacurate, and generally, people didn't care where trash cans were in the city, so I removed the data from the map, and the result was a generally better map. If people find the bicycle racks are accurate and useful- then that's awesome. But if not, I'm inclined to remove it- especially if the data is innaccurate. - Serge
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