[OSM-talk] Removing ways in Potlatch
toby.murray at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 07:11:41 BST 2010
If historical data is really desired then it seems like there need to
be some features added to support it. By default historical data
should obviously not be rendered but it also shouldn't even show up in
editors unless you explicitly specify it via some option. Otherwise
new mappers are going to be like "I surveyed this area and there is no
road there!" and hit delete without giving it another thought. Heck,
I've done that. There were two hospitals being rendered in my city
that no longer exist. One is a frat house and the other is an
apartment building. I deleted them because having a hospital icon show
up in a map where there is no hospital is most definitely a BAD thing.
On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
> John Smith wrote:
>> On 20 June 2010 17:07, Steve Bennett<stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Alex S.<maps at swavely.com> wrote:
>>>> Some would like to see it kept and marked historical, but deleting ways
>>> Oh? Could you elaborate?
>> Some people would like to be able to map the 4th dimension (time)...
>> So that historical maps could be shown, but the API would have to be
>> updated to be able to do this by specifying start/end dates and by
>> default only return data that is still deemed current...
> +10 for that ... main reason I am playing with the mapping is for genealogical
> reasons, and it would be nice to see the state of things at a particular
> snapshot in time. Following the development of London for example ....
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