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

Greg Morgan dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:26:55 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:07 AM, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>

> On 2015-03-31 00:36, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 03/31/2015 08:04 AM, Natfoot wrote:
>>> There is so many situations where to his naked eye on the ground he may
>>> not be able to see it.  To a person like myself I can still find the
>>> signs on the earth of where the railroad once was.
>> Then map the signs that *are*, but not the railroad which - as you
>> correctly say - once *was*.
> For many rights of way, the main remaining feature is a greenway cutting
> across farmland -- something you can easily armchair map, even. Personally,
> I'd rather map that ROW as a railway=abandoned way than as a natural=wood
> area, just as I avoid mapping roads as areas. On the ground, meanwhile,
> you'd tend to find no trespassing signs on railbanked ROWs, no?


Yep!  Mapped that back in March 2015.  These are significant navigation
features, if it rendered.  The desert will preserve these features for
years.  It is also a feature that should not be moved into OSH.  Perhaps
copied but not moved.

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