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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 5 09:23:30 UTC 2021

In some cases it can be, for example, if there is a huge open pit mine at a given location.

Or other feature that ensured that everything existing earlier was utterly obliterated.

But for example, overgrown railway tracks that are still there may be missed even
from high quality aerial imagery.

Jan 4, 2021, 22:54 by dieterdreist at gmail.com:

> I can accept local mappers being on the ground and despite looking hard (and asking who has originally added the thing to OSM) not finding any traces, to remove it, but I do not think it is acceptable to remove former railways because you can not identify them on aerial imagery. I think the documentation should be explicit here.
> Cheers
> Martin

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