[OSM-talk] Keep Mapnik relevant

Chris Hill chillly809 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 1 12:04:13 GMT 2009

I notice that abandoned railways are now being rendered on Mapnik.  I'm 
not sure that this is a good idea.  Fairly near to me there are a few 
abandoned railway that have  been made into footpaths or cycle paths and 
they are tagged as such and render as such.  There are also a few 
abandoned railways that have gently melted into the landscape, with no 
feature left visible on the ground, yet these are displaying on the 
Mapnik render.  I think these would be better preserved on a dedicated 
railway map and leave Mapnik for things that can be seen on the ground 
today.  Mapnik is one of the principal views of our work to the public - 
I'd like to keep it relevant to that.

Cheers, Chris

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