This page documents large-scale (semi-)automated edits executed with my main account. These are meant to be never controversial and single-time events of simple search/replace with at least some manual intervention where a bot account would actually be misleading.
Doctor and dentist names in Tirol
In DACH it is common to name the doctors' offices "Dr. <given name> <surname>". However, till my edit, the majority of doctors in the province of Tirol had the names swapped and were missing the dot after Dr.
Discussion with the community
- Initial discussion with major contributor of the existing data
- Announcement of intent on talk-at (1MMXQF-1k6XjH27kN-00JbhR@mail.gmx.com)
- Detail discussion about related issues (1N3bSt-1jtEIY26OB-010gW9@mail.gmx.com)
The automated part was done by fetching the respective data via Overpass, saving them in XML with JOSM and then editing the plain XML with a text editor. After re-importing the XML into JOSM I verified and extended many of the entries over many hours stretched over multiple days.
Actual changes made
The edits happened around christmas 2020:
Remove addr:district in Vienna
addr:district does not make any sense in addresses in Vienna (or Austria on the whole) but has been mapped several times with wrong and/or inconsistent values. In this first round I will only deal with them within the borders of Vienna. I'll check for valid addr:postcode values on all objects that currently have a district attached.