[Tagging] Blatant tagging for the renderer: bridges & abandoned railways
bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Mar 10 07:33:03 UTC 2015
On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 5:53 PM, moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com>
> On 09/03/2015, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> > I know it's a messy dividing line. I see it as important context to
> > current day mapping.
> That's a fair point, but I've seen it pushed beyond reason too many
I've also seen the opposite mapping issue, where an abandoned railway was
deleted from the map,
when in fact large chunks still exist.
> Also, if an abandoned railway has evolved into something else, then
> it's not an abandoned railway anymore. If you add a highway=cycleway
> tag, you should remove the railway=abandoned tag.
I don't see that railway=razed damages highway=cycleway.
The present day cycleway may well have photos of that same old railway on
interpretive signs. The current cycleway may in fact be called a "rail to
trail". Some people seek those out explicitly, because they're associated
with a flat grade and gentle curves.
In cases like this the history is* a part of a present day object.*
Railroads are special in part because they're large and long, far bigger
than any abandoned shop or razed cottage.
They leave a major footprint on the future world, one that's often apparent
well after the last bit of gravel is dug out and planted over.
It's more like tagging "shoe shop in a landmark beaux arts former post
office" than "turn left where the fruit stand used to be".
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