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

Niels Elgaard Larsen elgaard at agol.dk
Sun Jun 14 18:00:44 UTC 2020

On Sun, 14 Jun 2020 13:12:49 -0400
Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:

>What do you mean by 'just unused?'

Waiting to be demolished.

>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)?

Yes of course. But I usually do not do that. They seldom follow roads
here and farmers do like that you walk through their crops to check for
missing power lines.

And the power lines and poles/towers are easy to spot on the 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.

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