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

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Sun Jan 3 02:04:08 UTC 2021

> Here's my view:  in my area of the Santa Cruz Mountains [1], South Pacific Coast Railroad [2] is a 140-year-old (or so) rail right-of-way (ROW) which was abandoned about 70 years ago.  While the ROW is "mostly there" in OSM, segments ARE missing as they are effectively invisible from aerial view (obscured by redwood trees) or are inaccessible to do a ground-truth because of private property, dangerous access or other reasons preventing ground-truth of abandoned rail.

Whoops, I do recall this missing some segments, it looks like I and other Contributors have made it contiguous.


(Missing segments from abandoned railway might mean "there really isn't anything there any longer.")

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