[Tagging] city walls (was: Watermill attributes)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 17:42:47 UTC 2014

2014-12-16 18:16 GMT+01:00 Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>:
> "interesting to map dismantled city gates as historic=city_gate"
> It is OK to map ruins/remmants, archeological site - but note that
> completely destroyed objects should NOT be mapped.

typically city gates have had such a huge impact on the structure of cities
that they normally persist even if there is nothing left in physical terms.
The roads that once passed the gates are still the "arterial" roads, the
squares are still named after the gates (typically) and the whole area
often still has that name (e.g. referring here to my birth town Tübingen,
where everybody would still know "Neckartor" (dismantled 1804), "Lustnauer
Tor" or "Haagtor" (and 2 others, all of which non-existent physically but
very existent in daily life/communication, e.g. to set up a place to meet)).

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