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

Jarek PiĆ³rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Tue Jun 9 12:42:01 UTC 2020

On Tue, 9 Jun 2020 at 07:56, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jun 2020 at 04:08, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski <jarek at piorkowski.ca> wrote:
>> Yet we wouldn't map Watling Street in OSM with a way tagged as
>> roman_road=demolished nor roman_road=razed nor roman_road=abandoned
> Nope.  We'd map the portions that are existing ways like this:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/7063236

Could we do similar with torn-up railways?

Then the parts where rails or railbed are actually remaining could be
railway=abandoned or whatever, and parts with nothing remaining could
be plain ways in a relation like https://osm.org/way/498608783

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