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

Stellan Lagerström stellan at zezame.com
Thu Apr 2 11:00:33 UTC 2015

On 2015-04-02 10:08, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 04/02/2015 06:15 AM, Russ Nelson wrote:
>>   > 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.
>> What problem would be solved by this action?
> The problem of OSM editors being confused by a strange line that cuts
> through houses in the editor perhaps.
> I can see how abandonend railroads where the bed is still visible in
> some way could be an issue of contention (even though I'd be in favour
> of not having them in OSM). But former railroads that have been built
> over by settlements are *clearly* not something that should be in OSM.
> Bye
> Frederik

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