[OSM-talk] How to Tag Closed Airport

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Thu Feb 27 15:32:55 UTC 2014

One thing to consider is adding some sort of subsidiary tags, such as 
suggested, add closed to the name, but leave the main aeroway tagged for 
a few years. If an airport suddenly disappears from normal map rendering 
there is a natural assumption by map users that OpenStreetMap is in 
error.  I have no strong views on the "correctness" of that, but it is 

http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/86784991  Stockholm-Barkarby flygplats 


On 26/01/2014 07:49, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> I favor disused=yes, perhaps with access=no and a note=.
> The wiki page http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Disused would favor
> disused:aeroway=aerodrome
>              -Byce
> Notes 1) Were there an "objectnote:en=" feature meant for display in
> map clients, this would be a good addition also.
> Note 2) While not relevant here, the OSM lifecycle tags are missing a
> number of steps: "broken when last observed" is
> the lifecycle stage I most frequently want to map.  There's also
> "under construction but not finished when last observed".
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