[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Jul 26 13:02:44 BST 2007

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Dirk-Lüder Kreie wrote:
> Robert (Jamie) Munro schrieb:
>>> Dermot McNally wrote:
>>>> However, if the alignment he created really is based on, say, true GPS
>>>> trails from the construction site, it would be useful to keep the way
>>>> for use once the scheme is complete. Is there a precedent for tagging
>>>> a road under construction?
>>> start_date=[date it's expected to open] - I guess in YYYY-MM-DD format
>>> because it's machine readable, sortable and an ISO standard.
>>> Can we put rules into mapnik to render such things dotted, until the
>>> date arrives, then render them as normal?
> I tag such roads as highway=construction and construction=motorway (for
> example)

But that means you have to come back and edit the tags when they do
open, and you loose the historical information about when the road
opened, which may well be worth keeping.

Robert (Jamie) Munro

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