[Talk-GB] 'historic' county boundaries added to the database

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Fri Aug 10 08:59:52 UTC 2018

On 10/08/18 09:38, Stuart Reynolds wrote:
> If OSM as an organisation wants to take annual snapshots for posterity,

You are confusing two different things here.

1) Things that were never current during the lifetime of OSM;

2) Things that have ceased to exist after being mapped.

The latter are never removed from OSM; they are simply not returned by 
standard API queries for the contents of an are.  Redactions apart, the 
database still contains the previously mapped versions of things that 
were mapped and then "deleted".

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