[Tagging] Tagging an old bus route

Erik Johansson erjohan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 10:45:11 GMT 2009

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 10:47 AM, Jonathan Bennett
<openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> wrote:
> On 24/12/2009 01:13, Arlindo Pereira wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I mapped a bus route that is integrated to the subway line (uses the
>> same ticket) [1]. However, this route will be no more, because we've
>> built another subway station, which would change the bus route. I'd
>> like to maintain the old route to historical reasons. How should it be
>> tagged?
> You should delete it from the current dataset, indicating it's no longer
> current data. However, this doesn't remove it from the OSM database,
> only from the current dataset so you'll still be able to retrieve the
> route at some later point if you need to.

Any ideas on how to indicate that a delete isn't an edit. These kinds
of deletions are because of change of the physical world, not because
of a better survey. There is a meta difference which some might want
to map.


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