[Tagging] unfinished railway of historic importance

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Sun Feb 26 01:19:09 GMT 2012


On 2/25/12 8:24 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I favor railway=abandoned and then if necessary specialize from there.
> The point about data consumers not knowing about new tags and therefore
> building a semantic hierarchy to optimize for sensible behavior is a
> strong one.
>
having thought about this on the drive home to NY from Manassas,
i'm going to suggest an

abandoned=

subtag for railway=abandoned
this could be something like

abandoned=<date>:<qualifiers>

e.g.

abandoned=1859:before_completion
abandoned=:before_completion
abandoned=1958

or something else. suggestions?

since abandoned seems to be preferred in any case, i'll plan on editing
the wiki entry for railway=abandoned to include railways that were never 
completed.

richard




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