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

ael witwall3 at disroot.org
Mon Jun 8 16:12:24 UTC 2020

On Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 02:57:29PM +0200, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> Warin, Jack,
> your comments are really off my main point.
> We have an unfinished mailing-list thread where we have different opinions
> on whether a razed (on the ground) railway can be mapped in OSM. In the
> middle of that discussion the abandoned railway wiku page gets completely
> rewritten by one of the participants in the thread explicitly stating that
> razed railways should be *removed* from OSM.
> This is basically against good practice in OSM.
> In addition the statement that where roads trace razed/dismantled railways,
> the reference to the fact that they do, should be removed is clearly wrong.
> Worldwide there are many thousands of km of roads and cycle routes that
> retrace exactly former railway lines . what is wrong with adding
> railway=dismantled (orrazed)  to the ways that make up the road or the
> cycle route.



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