[Talk-us] Moving historic railroad ways from OSM to OpenHistoricalMap

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 03:42:01 UTC 2015

I understand keeping a feature in OSM if there is a remnant of the
railroad, but there are areas where everything has been replatted, regraded
and redeveloped, yet there is still a "razed" feature in OSM (for one small
example, see https://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?#map=16/38.8663/-94.7943).
This seems like a good candidate for moving out of OSM to OHM.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:05 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>

>  On 4/1/15 3:14 AM, Mike Dupont wrote:
> Here in Kansas we have very many abandoned railways (and many pickup
> trucks to replace them) that are turned into trails or paved over and still
> visible. I would say if there is any sign of them left to keep the
> information in some way.
>  this is a circumstance for which i think we need to talk things out.
> given that OHM exists and works, the situation has evolved a
> bit. i know that when i'm looking at inactive race facilities, there's
> a very grey area when it comes to putting them in OHM vs OSM,
> and i've not been as consistent as i should be about it, in large
> part because i'm uncertain about where the dividing line really
> should be, and to what extent i should take non-spatial data
> into account.
> richard
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