[Talk-GB] Building that have been replaced

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 11:11:26 UTC 2017


2017-08-04 12:04 GMT+01:00 Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>:
> I'm pretty sure we've had this conversion before, where I pointed out OSM is
> not a historical record. If gone in the real world,it should be removed from
> OSM. If you wish to store out date info, transfer it to Open History Map.

Yes I thought so too. I tried to search the talk-gb archive for it but
I couldn't find the thread. Shame it isn't easier to find things in
our previous threads.

> Seeing OSM is a global endeavour it's disappointing you keep repeat 'Around
> here...' as if Nottingham is somehow different & special when compare with
> elsewhere.

Don't worry too much about that, I'm sure it's just about awareness,
not exceptionalism!

Dan


> On 04/08/2017 09:20, SK53 wrote:
>
> Around here (Nottingham) we generally put something like demolished:
> building=* on the old way. Particular ly useful if you have several active
> mappers not all knowing about recent demolitions.
>
> On 4 Aug 2017 07:19, "David Fox" <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>>
>> Add the new building. We should map what is currently on the ground.
>> Please don't be slave to out of date data or fear of edits being reversed.
>>
>> On 4 August 2017, at 06:42, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> How different is the footprint of the new building?
>>
>> I would think that the new building will be of a similar size to the old
>> one - given the planing permissions.
>>
>> So unless you intend to put in the new building .. I would leave it alone
>> - that gives at least an indication that there is a building there.
>>
>> Add a note to say it has been replaced with something similar?
>>
>>
>> On 04-Aug-17 09:37 AM, Dan S wrote:
>> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:demolished:
>> >
>> > (your note is not likely to be noticed by someone who is in the middle
>> > of editing, I suggest)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 2017-08-03 16:39 GMT+01:00 Andrew Black <andrewdblack at googlemail.com>:
>> >> What should one do if there are building that have been knocked down
>> >> and
>> >> rebuilt.
>> >> Loathe just to delete them because an armchair mapper will come back
>> >> and add
>> >> them back. The new building is not in current bing imagary.
>> >> I have added a note  #1077006
>> >>
>> >> I am loathe to take photos or roam with a GPS in a hospital grounds!
>> >>
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