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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Jan 4 20:49:13 UTC 2021

Jan 4, 2021, 21:34 by roland.olbricht at gmx.de:

>> One such example could be when a cycleway was created on top. [...]
>> I would definitely delete railway tags if they would have remained till
>> then although I am not sure everybody here would agree with me since
>> there might still remain "traces" like some heaps of ballast stones on
>> the sides.
> I strongly disagree. In a mountainous region like my home region, the
> cycleway then will go through cuttings and on embankments, making the
> slope relatively flat.
In such case cuttings/embankments count as clear traces of railway.

Cycleways through plains on former tracks are more dubious,
traces are often quite vague and based primarily on historic
data so often not really fitting OSM.
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