There have been a great increase in the amount of Pokemon Go related edits that is adding/making up inaccurate data to influence Pokemon Go spawns. This is not desired behaviour for OpenStreetMap because the inaccurate edits affects applications beyond Pokemon Go which utilises the same data source.
- Taxi applications
- Map/Data repositories
By making up incorrect data, you are affecting all other applications depending on the same set of data.
Identifying Bad Data
- Parks that cover the entire neighbourhood, or overlaps buildings (influences EX-Raid eligibility, spawn)
- Paths that are drawn despite path not existing (increases spawn)
- Incorrectly tagging buildings/landuse
For Pokemon Go users
Please refer to Tips & Tricks at the following post on how to contribute to OpenStreetMap correctly. The general rule is to map what’s on the ground, and not create fake locations/POIs.