[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Aug 18 13:27:14 UTC 2015


On 08/18/2015 03:21 PM, Richard wrote:
> Especially as many railways come with more or less dense key:ele tagging 
> they are much more reliable to derive height profile information than any 
> other data we have.

Do I understand you correctly: We should map abandoned railways because
we lack a good source of elevation data?

That sounds like a very strange proposal to me. Perhaps the wiki
documenting the "abandoned" value should be amended by "not to be used
for abandoned mountain railways, because cycle routers will prefer
routing along abandoned railway lines under the assumption that they
must be flat"?


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