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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 05:29:04 BST 2012

On 7/12/2012 10:45 PM, Mike N wrote:
> On 7/12/2012 4:21 PM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> This is a strawman, since there will rarely be more than one former line
>> across a small area. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone
>> wants to map all the former second tracks, sidings, and such, especially
>> where they've changed over the years.
>    That's just what the local mapper was doing.  I ended up deleting a
> bunch of old spurs that wound through the city and passed through
> buildings.

I can buy former spurs, though I'll usually only map them if they're 
significant in length or history or there are still remnants. Was this 
mapper adding multiple tracks on the same right-of-way?
>    A single abandoned track would be no more of a problem than a power
> line.

Or an underground sewer line. Or an administrative boundary.

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