[Talk-GB] Historical Mapping in OSM
80n80n at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 12:20:07 BST 2010
In my opinion historical data is definitely an important part of OSM.
Yes it will get cluttered, but better tools will deal with that when it
becomes a problem.
Short term chronological data is beneficial anyway. For future events, new
roads etc, they can be surveyed and added ahead of their official opening.
And a record of recently demolished buildings etc is important otherwise
there's a risk that they get re-added by someone tracing without up-to-date
And if we have to accommodate recent events, past and future, then it should
be equally possible to accommodate distant past events.
On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
> 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
>> (The Strand). One of things we'd like to do is produce a 'animated'
>> showing the changes along it from the C18th onwards. I've had a go
>> 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.
> Dave F.
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