[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

mick bareman at tpg.com.au
Sun Aug 23 00:57:13 UTC 2015


On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:09:43 +0100
moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22/08/2015, John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> > So, if you are looking for a route without steep grades, a former
> > railway is a natural choice.
> 
> Do people actually do this ? It sounds like a strawman argument to me.
> I do a fair bit of walking and cycling, and when planing a trip I look
> at the global topographic data but it never occured to me to look for
> railroads. Why use the local railroad hint when you've got the global
> DEM data ?

How fine is the granularity of the DEM data?

The DEM data I've found is about 5km.



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