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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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Summary

Mistakes in data are inevitable, but that doesn't mean you can't correct them. It should be possible to find the cause of any problems you're having with OpenStreetMap data using one or more of the tools we've looked at:

  • The data inspection tools on openstreetmap.org
  • The NoName layer
  • ITOWorld OSM Mapper
  • Geofabrik's OSM Inspector

However, these tools can only provide guidance, and you should always use common sense when interpreting their results. Remember to ask the OpenStreetMap community if you're in any doubt about a possible error in the data.

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