[talk-au] Mapping things that no longer exist
lkernan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 04:00:41 BST 2011
Your right, on google you can see track marks. That actually surprised me
because i've never actually noticed them when i drive through there!
The rest is long gone, and i'm pretty sure they didn't just bury it since
there are houses and shops built on the old alignment. The shopping centre
also has an underground car park, so there won't be much there either.
My main reason for asking was that i have actually removed this once and it
I was hoping to get some more opinions and see what the general view is
My view is remove it, if it was a building that had been demolished and
replaced, we wouldn't still keep the old one in the data.
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM, Stephen Hope <slhope at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> through buildings.
> On 16 October 2011 05:45, Ben Kelley <ben.kelley at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi.
> > The definition of railway=abandoned does include places where the track
> > infrastructure have been removed.
> > I guess over time, what was once a railway may become something else
> > - Ben.
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