Hello OSM community,
I wanted to inform that TomTom has plans to conduct edits based on user input as this activity is the result of checking if feedback received for the TomTom map is also valid for OSM, particularly in North Macedonia and Montenegro. I placed this message here as I have noticed that there is currently no active communities in these 2 countries.
I would like to emphasise that we will approach these edits with respect for the existing OSM community policies and guidelines. Starting with a small number of edits, we will only proceed if they bring value to the OSM map, do not conflict with recent community edits, and are supported by reliable local sources. In cases where credible source material is unavailable, we will seek guidance from the local and/or regional community.
Initially, our focus will be on editing points of interest (POIs), land use, addresses, and highways. As we gather more feedback and evaluate its impact, we will gradually expand to other features. For more detailed information about the planned edits, please refer to the GitHub North Macedonia and Montenegro issues linked in the post.
I would like to mention that the MapRoulette challenge used for these edits will be accessible exclusively to our editing team due to potential confidential information it may contain. As with all TomTom edits in OSM, we will include the #tomtom hashtag in the changeset comments. Additionally, for incidental edits resulting from user feedback, we will include the #tt_mapfeedback hashtag.
We intend to commence editing in both countries in approximately two weeks, starting with those countries for which we have received user input.
Our goal is to gradually expand to other countries as we move forward. If you have any thoughts or questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me.