[Talk-GB] OS Boundaries

Christopher Osborne chris.gaijin at gmail.com
Sun Apr 25 12:45:08 BST 2010


I believe that Shane is saying that historical data, that no LONGER EXISTS
in reality, should HAVE OPT-IN tagging, RATHER than opt-out. If YOU use
standard tagging and add a modifier like closed=2007, then all current
renderers will show YOUR closed footpaths as still existing. If YOU wish to
render a map of HISTORICAL features, then you should use tagging such as
highway=disused_footway so that only people SPECIFICALLY wishing to show
historical features do so.

So yes, by all means I want to keep the data in there. But it should be
recognised as a distinct subset and any standard should reflect that.

> Message: 10
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 11:42:49 +0100
> From: Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OS Boundaries
> To: "'talk-gb OSM List'" <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
> Message-ID: <4BD41CA9.90508 at lsces.co.uk>
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> Shaun McDonald wrote:
> >
> > On 25 Apr 2010, at 07:57, Lester Caine wrote:
> >
> >>
> >>> If a footpath gets moved do you think I should still show a way&  mark
> >>> it as 'this is where it used to go'?
> >> 'closed=2007' makes perfect sense to me. People then coming back to an
> area that
> >> they walked 30 years ago would then see why they can't follow the same
> route today?
> >
> > Please don't use modifiers to state that a path/pub/whatever is no longer
> there. You can use a modifier for permissions, i.e. some people can use it,
> but not all. If a footway has closed use highway=old_footway or
> highway=disused_footway. For a pub or any amenity that is not longer open or
> there, use old_amenity=pub. That way no one will still think it is still
> open and it is backwards compatible with all software that currently uses
> the osm data.
> This is my exact point Shaun
> We NEED a standard method of adding historic information RATHER than
> changing
> the very data we are trying to preserve !!!
> --
> Lester Caine - G8HFL
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