[OSM-talk] Abandoned Rails

Balaco Baco balacobaco at imap.cc
Sun Aug 23 17:01:02 UTC 2015

Certainly not. But that's an extreme example of what I have read here,
what I have seen in pictures and the (also extreme, unnecessary) actions
taken with it.


On Sun, Aug 23, 2015, at 12:49, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> On 08/23/2015 02:27 AM, Balaco Baco wrote:
> > I'm sorry. But this is just a stupid thing to do. To have no data and to
> > have the most recently obtained data are two very different things.
> I think you're arguing a different case here - one that is also
> interesting but about something else, and that's "negative mapping".
> There is indeed a difference between "a road that doesn't have a name in
> OSM" (the name might simply not have been surveyed yet) and "a road that
> does not have a name in the real world".
> How to signal the fact that the road doesn't have a name, is indeed
> something that people think about, and it is useful information not
> least because it keeps mappers from unnecessarily trying to find out the
> correct name ;)
> The fact "there is no railroad here", however, is not something that I
> would consider useful; because where would it end? I'm standing at a
> lakeshore - there's no railway here, also there's no forest here, and no
> building, and no rugby pitch, no telephone booth, and no power lines.
> Certainly you're not suggesting we map all these negatives.
> Bye
> Frederik
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