[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Should we map things that do not exist?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 15:52:49 UTC 2020

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> On 6. Jun 2020, at 03:58, Jack Armstrong <jacknstacy at sprynet.com> wrote:
> The wiki permits the mapping of reality, on-the-ground, as it is in the world today. OSM should reflect what exists today, not decades ago. If there is something that remains of a previous railroad, then it can be mapped in some way. If there is nothing remaining of what used to be a railroad, it should be out-of-scope.

whether you find traces might depend how hard you look for them. In most cases there will be something left of a railroad, but you might not be able to recognize it or you will simply not see it because the traces are rare.

Cheers Martin 
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