[Talk-GB] Mapping archaeology in towns
osm at derickrethans.nl
Thu Jun 15 10:24:04 UTC 2017
On Thu, 15 Jun 2017, Neil Matthews wrote:
> I've recently noticed a lot of "historic" edits in Bath by user SNLA
> There's been some discussion on the changeset
> 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?
I've always understood that OpenStreetMap maps what is *currently*
there. Visible, and verifyable.
Things that used to be there (dismantled railways, no longer visible old
forts and castles, etc.), should not be on OSM. OHM is the place for
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