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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jun 9 12:47:42 UTC 2020

Jun 9, 2020, 14:42 by jarek at piorkowski.ca:

> 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
No. I am OK with extreme broad interpretation of what counts as
remain of railway allowing it to map.

But mapping where nothing at all is remaining is clearly out of scope of 

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