[OSM-talk] Timezones

Russ Nelson 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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