[OSM-talk] Abandoned Rails

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 21:26:44 UTC 2015


On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 08:37:55PM +0100, Lester Caine wrote:
> On 29/08/15 08:50, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> >> In OSM we do that by tagging the small elements properly. Deletion is
> >> > vandalism. No smiley.
> 
> > And in case of elements no longer present correct tagging is a complete
> > lack of tagging, therefore deleting is perfectly OK.
> 
> The current situation is quite simple ... one view of the data is that
> only currently visible data will be displayed and to make life easy any
> well documented history is now simply scrap. The fact that people are
> also documenting the future developments in the database and that this
> needs to be hidden until it becomes valid is no different to simply
> hiding historic material.
> 
> That there are a proportion of users who would like access to the very
> data that others think should be scrapped is a simple fact. So we need
> two versions of the database. One with only 'physical precedence'
> elements only, and a second which simply allows a view at different
> points in time.

josm has filters. They also help if your screen is flooded with
pebblestones mapped as natural=stone.

Richard



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