[talk-au] Mapping things that no longer exist
slhope at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 03:47:29 BST 2011
True. But it also says that it is supposed to be showing a still
physically visible item. Cuttings, grading, "a physical scar on the
landscape". If it was on an area that's been completely built over so
that you would have no way of knowing something was ever there, then
I'd change the tag. That's not an abandoned railway, that's land that
used to have a railway on it once, which is not the same thing.
Now, I might leave the way itself, and put a note on it. We may
eventually come up with the historical mapping people have been
talking about for years But I wouldn't tag it as railway=abandoned if
you can see no sign of it on the ground.
Note that, in this case, looking at the Nepean Highway in Google
Streetview, there are some visible track lines where the line crossed
it, which makes me suspect they just buried the track there. If it
was that visible everywhere, I'd have no problem with marking it as
railway=abandoned But I can't see it anywhere else, and it goes right
On 16 October 2011 05:45, Ben Kelley <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:
> The definition of railway=abandoned does include places where the track and
> infrastructure have been removed.
> I guess over time, what was once a railway may become something else though.
> - Ben.
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