[Talk-us] railway=abandoned and mapping things that are not there any more?

Mike N niceman at att.net
Thu Jul 12 20:09:19 BST 2012

On 7/12/2012 12:37 PM, Peter Dobratz wrote:
> It seems that there are a handful of railroad enthusiast users that
> are systematically adding current and former railways into OSM, and in
> some cases re-adding railways that I have removed.  I have been
> operating under the assumption that if a physical feature is not
> currently there, then it should be deleted.

   That issue came up here also.  I let him go since it looked like most 
of the work was quality and he did a bit of fixup with current physical 
tracks.   We agreed that the abandoned railways could be deleted where 
they have been bulldozed over or buildings built over them.

   So they are present, and don't hurt anything.  None of the 'standard 
maps' will bother to render them.   A railway map could use them if it 
needed to.   I delete them if they go through current buildings or 
parking lots also.

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