[OSM-talk] Historical Data in OSM database
lester at lsces.co.uk
Wed Nov 10 12:46:26 GMT 2010
Ed Avis wrote:
>> >As I said ... adding the dates on which the new roads appeared around the
>> >Olypmic village, or a new motorway spur or residential road was opened will be
>> >history in 100 years time but costs nothing to add today?
> When something exists today, it would be nice to add the date it was constructed.
> start_date would not be my ideal tag name, but it works.
> However I don't think it makes as much sense to add an object that doesn't exist
To be honest the 'start_date' being populated would meet 95% of my personal
requirements. But some means of also flagging that a location that I have in
historic data IS no longer physically present is the other 5% ... ( actually
probably 99.5 to 0.5 )
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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