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

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 17:12:49 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:47 PM Niels Elgaard Larsen <elgaard at agol.dk> wrote:
> Yes. And I would not delete, e.g., power lines that are visible
> on aerials.
> Also because I would not be sure that were really removed and not just
> unused.

I'd add a lifecycle prefix to make sure that someone else looking at
the aerials doesn't put them back.

What do you mean by 'just unused?'

If I'm in the field, looking at the alleged powerline, and finding
nothing, why would I not simply make them go away (with a lifecycle
prefix to protect against someone else tracing from obsolete aerials)?
 I see no poles, no wires, no markers warning people not to dig. If
there's still a cutline visible, I might tag `man_made=cutline`.
Otherwise, the power company might own the right-of-way, but we
ordinarily don't map that sort of cadastre.

73 de ke9tv/2, Kevin

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