[Talk-GB] Yet another rail network map
openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk
Thu Dec 18 12:41:37 GMT 2008
Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
> For features with a previous use (eg abandoned stations) I have more of as
> problem at this juncture of the project. At some point I'd really like to be
> able to record some historical map data but I don't feel we have the tools
> and editing visualisation to do it properly at the moment. I also have a big
> concern about how old features which have now been lost (no visual
> representation) can reside with objects that are at the same location today.
> In some cases, especially for roads, parts of old may be incorporated into
> the present.
I'd love to record information about past railways, but in many of the
places I map this would directly conflict with existing features. In
other places, all trace of the railway has been obliterated, so
"mapping" this in the main OSM dataset would be inaccurate.
Is the idea of a separate, railways-only dataset too far fetched? It
would include all past, present and proposed railway features, but
wouldn't pollute the main OSM db. Transparent tiles from this dataset
overlaid over existing OSM renderings could be interesting.
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