nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Oct 19 16:20:17 UTC 2013
Mike N writes:
> I have deleted some local railway=abandoned ways that were long since
> buried by buildings or the entire landscape bulldozed down, but found
> that they 'grew back'. So my compromise is to set them as
> railway=dismantled. Thus they are a true OSM historical feature.
Exactly. Correct tagging every time.
> I think most people agree however that OSM cannot realistically
> support an unlimited set of historical items in the current database -
> they would make editing current physical items very confusing.
Filters are your friend. That's why they exist. I hate seeing borders,
so I filter them out. I don't delete them.
Filters are our version of layering.
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