[Tagging] Blatant tagging for the renderer: bridges & abandoned railways

SomeoneElse lists at atownsend.org.uk
Mon Mar 9 20:37:07 UTC 2015

On 09/03/2015 20:03, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> The core problem is:
> *railway=abandoned*
> Refers to railway service, and does not describe what's on the ground.


"railway=abandoned" has been used from almost year 0 in OSM to indicate 
"where the rails have been removed but the route is still visible in 
some way".  See http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Tag:railway%3Dabandoned .

And yes, if it's a "highway=track" now, you can of course map it as that 
as well.  If it's not visible (e.g. someone's build a factory on it) 
it's NOT "railway=abandoned".



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