Organised Editing/Activities/KAART 2018 Thessaloniki

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This is an attempt of the Greek community to document the directed editing activities of Kaart in Thessaloniki, Greece during 7 June - 31 August 2018, which were based on their ground survey.

About Kaart

Wiki page they created Kaart
OSMF Corporate Member? Yes (2018-09 data)

Was community consulted prior to editing?

No. There were 2 messages (1, 2) on the Greek section of the forum, during the last weeks of editing.

Map editing activity

Area, timeframe, hashtags, person of contact

Area Thessaloniki, Greece
Timeframe ~7 June - 31 August 2018, after their ground survey.
Hashtags used
  • #Kaart 2018 (not unique)
  • #Kaart Ground Survey 2018 (not unique)
Person of contact Aaron Young

OSM accounts involved

Name OSM username hdyc and osmcha Account since Other info
Gray theArchDruid hdyc, osmcha 2018-05-14
Ryan Whimsical Otter hdyc, osmcha 2018-01-13
Gary garylancelot hdyc, osmcha 2018-01-19
Daniel Te-Ika hdyc, osmcha 2016-03-24
Casey RoxyNala hdyc, osmcha 2018-04-30 Past usernames: VLD044, Caseymarie
Corban Corban8 hdyc, osmcha 2016-07-10
Ben El Pescador hdyc, osmcha 2018-01-09
Ian Baconcrisp hdyc, osmcha 2016-04-04
Kiana pizzagal hdyc, osmcha 2018-03-12
Jonathon spuddy93 hdyc, osmcha 2018-07-25
Jake CoolGuyJake hdyc, osmcha 2018-02-26
Leanne LSkalayo hdyc, osmcha 2018-01-09
Michelle MichNicole hdyc, osmcha 2014-03-21
Bella lacielrouge hdyc, osmcha 2018-05-16 No longer working for KAART (after 2018-09-12)
Jorge JAAS hdyc, osmcha 2015-10-19

All 1,196 changesets

To find the changesets in Thessaloniki that had "KAART" in their description, go to and use the following filters:

  • Date = From 2018-05-30 to 2018-09-01
  • Comment = Kaart
  • Country = Greece

The total number of changesets was about 1196, according to OSMCha.

Types of edits

in progress - information gathered from changeset descriptions

Additions Modifications
  • maxspeeds
  • traffic signals
  • surface types
  • crossings
  • street signs
  • address numbers
  • turn restrictions
  • lane tags
  • maxspeeds
  • traffic signals
  • relations
  • road names
  • road attributes
  • road geometry
  • road classifications

Types of problematic edits

Types of problematic edits, as reported by community members. Related forum messages: 1, 2, 3.

in progress

Adding "οδοσ" to street names 1) there is no Greek word "οδοσ". The correct word is "οδός" (meaning "street")

2) the Greek community does not agree to the addition of "οδός" to the name tag of the streets

Adding "οδοε" to street names 1) there is no Greek word "οδοε". The correct word is "οδός" (meaning "street")

2) the Greek community does not agree to the addition of "οδός" to the name tag of the streets

Abbreviations of street names Not accepted by the community
Adding "surface=asphalt" to building
Wrong modification of the geometry of a residential area changeset/61301252 - way/176033828
Wrong classification of already tagged road
Building moved to wrong location

Did you notice a problematic edit?

  1. Please leave a message on the changeset. If noone replies after a reasonable time, inform the community and contact Aaron Young.
  2. Please add the type of the mistake on this wikipage, or message code elusive to update this wiki page. Please do this even if the problem was eventually fixed. Keep in mind that KAART might survey other Greek cities in the future.