[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 13:24:50 UTC 2015


I realize that I was not clear with my comment.
My point is that we cannot resolve this issue by simply deleting data.
Former railroads, or for former (historic) streets (as in Roman Street) or
former important road routes (like historic Route 66) could best be handled
by relations.
To take as an example a former railroad route:
The relation would comprise of modern streets, agricultural tracks, paths,
embankments (even without any path) plus, possibly, buildings (which today
in most cases are used in a completely different way or are in ruins)

The tagging that is most used (I think) is
route=historic
historic=railway

example:
relation 3183397

(my own attempts are not tagged like this - I m going to change them to
this style)
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