[Tagging] Subtag for place=locality?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 22:14:17 UTC 2019

Those are good points. I’ve created stub wiki pages for Key:abandoned:place
and Key:disused:place - please edit if you have things to add.

On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:15 AM Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:49 PM Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A side remark. Triggered by comparing abandoned palces with abandoned
>> railways (and smilar),
>> a ghost town with (some) buidlings still standing should be abandoned: ...
>> a ghost town without trace on the ground should be tagged with razed: ...
>> or dismantled: ... , but not with abandoned: ...
>> Example: https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/150938807
>> This is a former town, of which you do no see any trace on the ground any
>> more (apart from a few racks)
> I thought that the commoner lifecycle prefix was 'demolished' ?
> I use 'disused' if the buildings are relatively well preserved and might
> be rehabbed, 'abandoned' if they're ruined, 'demolished' if the buildings
> are not standing but the settlement is still observable. Most of the ghost
> settlements that I've visited have clearly visible building foundations,
> stone walls separating fields, and road grades (which may be grown to
> trees, but are still obviously artificially graded) and are thus
> 'demolished.' (The ones on State land have likely had their buildings burnt
> to discourage squatters.) Theymay also have formations like tannery vats,
> mine shafts, mill races or cellar holes.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ke9tv/8690778427 is typical of 'demolished'
> - the road has mature trees standing in it and is not passable for any
> distance by anything on wheels, but the fact that the area was once a
> settlement is obvious. (I've found the remains of a mill, a tannery, and a
> forge in that former settlement, but have not been able to discover even
> its name.)
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