[OSM-talk] Abandoned Rails
bgirardot at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:22:49 UTC 2015
On 8/27/2015 11:02 AM, moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
> There is no real-life trace left of
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/366610457 (amongst others) but it is
> currently in OSM.
To me that is mapped fine for a dismantled/abandoned railway.
There are visible signs of the railway on each end of that segment and
if you know what you are looking at, the line of trees along the east
side of the abandoned segment might even indicate something to an
But more importantly, if you are mapping the visible segments to the sw
and ne, why have gaps between them? Using the abandoned tag on that now
less obvious segment seems like the most constructive, precise and
useful way to map the overall former active line, much (most?) of which
is still visible on the landscape.
Perhaps, "zooming out" and looking at the overall mapping context helps
make the use of the "dismantled/abandoned mapping conventions clearer
rather than only looking at one short, 10 meter segment in isolation.
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