[talk-au] Historic stations and rail

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 08:05:54 UTC 2013

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:21 PM, Nathan Van Der Meulen
<natvander at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I use name=Thompson (disused) as the map user sees immediately that the
> station is no longer in use.  This may not be such a drama where the track
> is out of use as well, but when you map a station out of use on a running
> line if the station appears just like any other station it becomes
> confusing.  This is also consistent with the method used by various map
> makers.

Yeah, that maybe makes sense if a station is temporarily out of use -
can you think of an example? But generally, any renderer that supports
"historic:railway=station" is going to render it sufficiently
different from "railway=station" that it's not needed.

The main mapnik style doesn't support historic:railway=station, so
currently it will just disappear - which isn't really such a bad

PS If you're replying to digest emails, would you mind trimming off
all the other bits? That was quite a wall of text...


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