[OSM-talk] Abandoned Rails

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 00:11:59 UTC 2015

On 24/08/2015 4:24 AM, Dave F. wrote:
> On 23/08/2015 19:11, Mike N wrote:
>> On 8/23/2015 2:03 PM, Dave F. wrote:
>>> Are you saying if a building gets demolished & replaced with a new one,
>>> you wouldn't remove the original outline from OSM?
>> In my case, I've begun to do just that, adding a note to alert the 
>> 'Bing tracers' that something has changed.  But I would eventually 
>> remove it after Bing is updated.   Only historic or notable buildings 
>> would go into OHM.
> To clarify, I'm talking about the main OSM database, not the Historic 
> one.
> I'm unsure why you think Bing is somehow the primary arbitrator of 
> valid data. If it's gone in the real world delete it in OSM. OSM is a 
> database of *current* entities.

I think it is to stop some mapper using the 'old' bing image to 'update' 
OSM - thus removing Mikes building that is actually current.
Start and end dates on the features may help .. but both features need 
to be present to ensure that fellow mappers see the history.

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