[OSM-talk] Historical Data in OSM database
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 10:20:49 GMT 2010
2010/11/15 Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com>:
> Laurence Penney writes:
> > In principle, historic data is an orthogonal project.
> Except when it leaves traces that can be found "on the ground".
I completely agree, and like to add, that those "traces" in most cases
will be in some form or another there (also "under the ground", or in
builldings / the shape of buildings or sites, Names, etc.). You even
see this in the US, which are looking back at a comparatively short
history compared to "old" Europe. Even more you will see traces in
Europe. The thing is that even though there is a strong connection,
OSM and it's environment still isn't prepared to deal with this data,
so at the current point we shouldn't encourage people to add long gone
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