Automated edits (also Mechanical edits) are all changes to the OpenStreetMap database where the individual change to an object is not performed by a human being, often performed by bot or by a computer program or script. The term 'Automated edit' is however also applied to edits made using editors such as JOSM or Potlatch without looking at each individual case.
All automated edits should conform to the Automated Edits code of conduct. Edits that and inappropriate use of bots is considered by the community to be a type of vandalism. Change rollback is not always easy, especially if further manual edits to some features that have been changed have already been made.
Current bots include:
|Is in-bot||Is in-bot||user:flohoff||No||Englist||Adds 'is_in tags to places in Germany|
|TMCImporter||User:MarcusWolschon||English||TMC imports in Germany|
|osmsync:ccs||User:brycenesbitt||English||A merge-sort bot that updates car sharing locations|
There is a log page which you can use to document automated edits that you have performed.
Please talk about automated edits you would like to see done on Talk:Automated edits.