Automatic data corrector functionality
|Reported by:||stoecker||Owned by:||team|
A suggestion caused by the color-->colour change.
We already have a "drop useless tags" option in JOSM. Another problem with OSM is the increasing number of diverging tagging methods and also spelling mistakes.
I would suggest an option to auto-correct these when uploading, same like the dropping keys option. With each upload we then would unify the database a little more, fix spelling mistakes, remove beginning or ending spaces, fix lowercase/uppercase issues and also remove our own errors like "color".
It is clear that adding new entries to such a list must be done careful, but also it should be clear that we would go the normal JOSM way, which means we accept suggestions from outside and wiki, but the final decision is our own.
Changes should be grouped into "always" (beginners, default) and "advanced" (only in expert mode, check changes with user).
We wont stop the fact that crap will accumulate in db, but at least we can reduce it a bit.