[talk-au] Talk-au Digest, Vol 89, Issue 2 - Railways (Marc Gemis)

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 05:56:33 UTC 2014


Hallo Tim,

Two confessions, I'm not an Australian, but a Belgian lurking on your
mailing list and I'm not into railway mapping. I just knew about this
website.
IMHO, what is useful is up to the individual mapper to decide. Here in
Belgium similar situations as you describe, are all mapped with abandoned
it seems. After all, they are still recognizable landscape features in an
otherwise rather flat country. So I would say, just map them.

regards

m

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM, NeyFamily <neyfamily1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Marc,
>
> In the Mackay area, North Queensland, we are a variety of railways
> particularly to the west of the city.  There is the main North Coast
> Railway, tag as normal for a fully operational railway, than there is
> railway=disused.  Tracks are still there but no longer used heading
> directly west of city, tagged railway=disused, we also have
> railway=narrow_guage for cane lines to ensure differentiation between heavy
> and light loco's.  Further west, there is clear evidence of the original
> track beds and bridges (no tracks) still in place, but now party absorbed
> into private property.  I have not plotted any of these beds because its
> possibly just superfluous now, as it will never be reinstated.
>
> Is this the sort of rendering, tagging that may be useful?  Username:
> Mackay Mapper  (I am mapping exclusively in central and northern
> queensland, as I operate across a large area as part of my job and do most
> mapping by survey methods)
>
>
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Tim Ney
> Senior Surveyor
>
> Mobile 0448095589
>
>
>
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> From: Leon Kernan <lkernan at gmail.com>
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> Subject: [talk-au] Railways
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> Hi all,
> I've recently noticed a tenancy for people to tag railways as disused,
> even when all traces have been gone for decades.
> This is probably because railway=abandoned has been removed from the
> rendering on openstreetmap.org (to try and stop people tagging abandoned
> railways..)
>
> Just a reminder to all that railway=abandoned is still the correct tag for
> a track that doesn't exist anymore.
> railway=disused is only for tracks that are still in place and able to be
> used (at least in theory).
>
> Has anyone seen a site that renders historical or current railway lines so
> I can direct people there to see their work rendered?
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> From: Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com>
> To: Leon Kernan <lkernan at gmail.com>
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> According to  the legend of http://www.openrailwaymap.org/ , both disused
> and abandoned railways are a rendered (in different styles)
>
> regards
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> m
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> On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Leon Kernan <lkernan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi all,
> > I've recently noticed a tenancy for people to tag railways as disused,
> > even when all traces have been gone for decades.
> > This is probably because railway=abandoned has been removed from the
> > rendering on openstreetmap.org (to try and stop people tagging
> > abandoned
> > railways..)
> >
> > Just a reminder to all that railway=abandoned is still the correct tag
> > for a track that doesn't exist anymore.
> > railway=disused is only for tracks that are still in place and able to
> > be used (at least in theory).
> >
> > Has anyone seen a site that renders historical or current railway
> > lines so I can direct people there to see their work rendered?
> >
> >
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