What to do if I find that data have been deleted by mistake


I am relatively new to OSM, so please forgive if this has been asked before (couldn’t find the answer) or if I am asking in the wrong forum.

What is the procedure if I discover that somebody else accidentally (I presume) have deleted some data?

In some cases I have been able to reproduce the data myself, but for various reasons that is not always possible. Is there some way to have old data

/Hans Olav

The easiest way is to load the area in potlatch and hit “u” for undelete. Deleted ways will show up in red and can be undeleted by clicking on the littel lock-symbol (lower right). If you have a bigger number of object to undelete, it would be easier to find out the changeset-number and do a revert.