[Tagging] Lifecycle concepts, "REMOVED"

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 20:13:02 UTC 2015

On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 04:53:03PM +0100, Janko Mihelić wrote:
> 2015-01-28 19:25 GMT+01:00 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> >
> > If there used to be a building but all that is left is a clearing in the
> > forest, then the clearing will be in OSM, and not a building with a
> > lifecycle tag of "removed".
> >
> But what if hikers still refer to the spot? Like "Let's go to the burnt
> alpine hut, and then go left". That is a pretty important landmark, even if
> there is no sign of the hut any more. Maybe we can tag it as place=locality.

perhaps the "destroyed:" prefix? I would assume it should be used mostly
if there are still visible ruins but should be also ok as long as it is well 
known what it refers to.
Otherwise locality seems better.


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