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

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 06:27:12 UTC 2021

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 7:13 PM Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> However, I am not convinced that a completely razed railway has to be
> tagged as such. Why would that be the case? If things are removed from
> the world we delete them as well usually. Are there other man-made
> features with long-lasting effects that get demolished (without
> replacement)? (How) Do they get mapped? I have no example but I would
> presume such things exist (that are not historic) like industrial
> plants, mines etc. It might be more advantageous to improve tags that
> describe the remaining effects than mapping non-existent things.
This park
is an abandoned quarry. AFAIK, there are no tags referring to its previous
life as a quarry for clay.
On this Mapillary photo
you can see the impact on the terrain.


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