[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Ian Sergeant inas66 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 13:16:06 UTC 2015

On 14 August 2015 at 22:38, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

 For example we do not tolerate to delete a way and then redraw it, even if
it's done better, but rather we ask people to improve what is there by
iterating over the existing data.

Wow.  Every time I edit, I'm splitting ways to add relations, speed limit
changes, lane counts, etc. If the original way happens to still existing
when I've finished it's more good luck than good management.  And it's just
as likely to be the stub of the via way in a no U-turn as it is the freeway
it once was.

Returning to the subject at hand, it's obvious that railways evoke emotions
that a rolled piece of bitumen doesn't.  I don't know why the
railway=abandoned/buried/razed promoters just don't admit they want
railways to be a special case, and we can all move on.  We get it.

Because the arguments about recognising some weed killer soaked into the
compacted dirt in the basement of some apartment block just sound a bit

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