Single street (way) update

Had this idea the other day…

With the roll-out of periodic updates, maybe this idea is not that big of a deal, but if you are an impatient type, then maybe it could relieve the stress and anxiety of waiting for the next CityStrides update from OSM.

Basically allow users to submit a link to a way, to be processed (sooner) by the update code.

Not sure if the whole OSM link should be queued, i.e. “” or maybe just the ID, i.e. “853709740”?

FYI, this new street (above) was picked up by the last update, but maybe the 0-node streets might be good user-supported updates too, when one comes across a street they need?

Anyway, that was my thought. Would also reduce need to process entire cities for small updates, by skipping cities if there was a recent way request, implying the city is “correct enough”?

Edit: This would be especially useful for Striders who also contribute to OSM, and desire to see one’s small changes picked up more quickly. I suspect Striders have been quite helpful when it comes to the accuracy of OSM, at least in regards to runable/walkabe/hikeable streets!