We’ve neglected Israel notes. We have about 1000 open notes, and our all time closed-to-Opened ratio is is 0.85 (Germany’s is 5.8).
I know many IL mappers use automated error detection tools like Osmose or Inspector to fix issues, but human-reported problems are much more valuable, because they’re usually from on-the-ground surveys. So I think they should also be given attention. Resolving notes is kind of like doing outdoor mapping while indoors
Resolving notes would drastically improve map quality (Examples: #1, #2), and would also give end-users a feeling of satisfaction; their reports are not lost in the void. This would hopefully increase users’ engagement with OSM further.
1000 notes are not much at all! If 10 mappers each 1 note a day, we’d close them all in 3.5 months. I invite you to join in and resolve at least 7 notes a week. (Note that it is possible to resolve significantly more than that in very little time).
To track notes opening/closing/being commented on, there are very helpful RSS feeds at Neis-One’s site.
It’s worth noting that it seems about 0-3 new notes open on a typical day. So we can easily out-pace that.
Note: If you’re unsure about a note, try confirming via external sources. If the claim made in the note cannot be confirmed and isn’t by a known mapper, then a survey is required. Do not close the note just for the sake of closing notes.
Note Tracking Tools
Israel RSS feed directly from the API: https://www.openstreetmap.org/api/0.6/notes/feed?bbox=33.8378906,29.3055613,36.1230469,33.3947592
Note Map from the OSM site: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=10/31.8064/34.7813&layers=N
Note statistics from Neis-One: http://resultmaps.neis-one.org/osm-notes-country?c=Israel (Also has several feeds)