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There's an area of land in my neighborhood that was formerly a golf course, but has been defunct for years and will never be made a golf course again: Course shut down, Future use of area

It is currently mapped in OSM as a golf course complete with water hazards, sand traps, etc. Seems like there is an opportunity to correct this, but I wouldn't want to go in and just delete all the nodes. Is there an OSM-encouraged way to correct this area?

asked 16 Feb '18, 21:26

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Use the lifecycle prefix https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:abandoned: for this. E.g. at https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/293296944 change golf=bunker to abandoned:golf=bunker and at https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/317365 change leisure=golf_course into abandoned:leisure=golf_course and remove the likely disfunct website tag. The name tag's key should be changed into old_name if this is not anymore the name.

In addition tag it what it is now.. Maybe now a park? Just a meadow?

And, of course, use a good changeset comment when saving/uploading your change.

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answered 16 Feb '18, 21:41

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edited 16 Feb '18, 21:43

Thanks for your quick help, that makes sense. Right now, it vaguely resembles a golf course, but all of the golf-like features are overgrown. The city says the land area will eventually become "open space" which could mean anything from a public park to unmaintained wilderness.

(16 Feb '18, 21:55) ryandrake

@ryandrake: you are welcome! If it just needs a lawn mower to be a golf course again, the prefix disused: might be more applicable.

(16 Feb '18, 22:15) aseerel4c26 ♦
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