I admit, I got started on OSM mostly due to PoGo, but I’m not making up fake parks or anything. I live in a rural area and lots of houses, streams, and parks were not mapped. I’ve been adding those to my area to help improve the look of PoGo.
So, first question: I was looking around in a city near me and found a place where a user had used markers (the upside down tear drop) to mark every house and put the address in it. See here: https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit#map=18/39.16363/-86.60754. In Edit mode, this looks really sloppy, but it actually looks kind of nice in the normal viewing mode. Is what this person did bad practice? Is a better way to draw the outline of the house and then add the address to the drawn shape?
Second question: a lot of what I’m doing is tracing in buildings and assigning a type to them, like house, building, commercial building, post office, etc. Am I correct in thinking that this is value added? In my mind, even if I don’t know what a building is, if I trace it and label it a building, someone might come along later and add the correct name.
Third question: what do you set a county fairgrounds as? I’ve seen it set as a park, and I’ve seen it set as a tourist attraction (which seems wrong to me).
Fourth question: from reading the forums some, you guys seem to tread very lightly with modifying others work. I have seen some really terrible work in the surrounding towns and I don’t hesitate for a second to correct it. Is this bad form? As an example, a building outline that was completely misshapen, road traces that went off the road into woods, markers dropped seemingly randomly with no info on them at all.
Finally, I am an active PoGo player, so if you have any questions about the game or how we think OSM interacts with PoGO, feel free to ask.