[Talk-GB] Mapping archaeology in towns

Neil Matthews ndmatthews at plus.net
Wed Jun 14 23:17:36 UTC 2017


I've recently noticed a lot of "historic" edits in Bath by user SNLA
(https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/SNLA).

There's been some discussion on the changeset
https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/49401905

What's the prevailing thought process on mapping mostly obliterated
historic buildings - abuse the layer tag to push them underground,
restrict them to OHM rather than OSM, or just delete them. One problem
seems to be they are joining other contemporary features and modifying
them when rectifying ruined buildings, etc. I always find Bath "a bit
fiddly" so it's not surprising. The other issue would be where
underlying data is from, in terms of copyright.

Maybe other large historic towns have good solutions; Londinium, Eboracum?

Cheers,

Neil





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