Data collection using your memory

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  • Avoid old memories (even you live there for X0 years, world is constantly changing, your memories are outdated)
  • Avoid guessing
    • Mark estimations with note=* or fixme=*
    • Use special general tags like highway=road or building=yes or shop=yes instead of their specific variants
    • Temporarily mark objects with tag source=Bing if you didn't see them in every detail except from using satellite imagery (Bing, for this example)
  • Describe hard parts or objects recently changed in the real world
    • simple but descriptive notes will help you and others during process
    • using good changeset comments so you don't have to rely on satellite imagery or anything else
  • Try to avoid big changes without recent knowledge of area



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