[Talk-GB] Historical Mapping in OSM
davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Sep 27 12:02:15 BST 2010
On 26/09/2010 23:47, Richard Palmer wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm involved in a project looking at the history of a street in London
> (The Strand). One of things we'd like to do is produce a 'animated' map
> showing the changes along it from the C18th onwards. I've had a go at
> adding some attributes to OSM for building dates and then generated
> different tiles for layers each century, (quick demo up at:
Is this what we should be using OSM for? For me OSM is for *current*
data (I've been deleting any demolished buildings).
This project sounds great, but should be set up as a separate entity.
The database would become far to cluttered otherwise.
I've an abandoned railway in my area where sections of it are now
invisible having been completely leveled & used as agricultural land.
Someone's tagged these as railway=abandoned. I don't think they should.
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