[Talk-us] Civil War sites

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Mar 26 21:53:52 GMT 2011


Richard Welty writes:
 > historical mapping can be hard. i have the resources to do a bunch of it for
 > the Civil War, but the tagging system doesn't support a lot of the data and
 > it would just make a mess  of the map, i think, right now.

OSM doesn't have a good concept of time. It would be reasonable to put
non-current data into OSM except that it would show up in editors, and
renderers likely don't know about the ending-date tags and would
render data not currently present on the ground. E.g. at this time and
date General Custer was here, then he was there.

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