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I'm running into an issue where I need to remove some trails from the map - trolls rode mountain bikes on under-construction or planned trails and added them to OSM, which is creating major issues with land management.

See here, "Canyon Creek DH" visible in the Cycling layer. Here

These trails have been long-since removed from OSM, but they still show up on the cycling map and in apps that draw from the cycling map API.

How can I remove data so that it is just gone everywhere?

asked 28 Jun '20, 00:05

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You simply have to wait a while. Those maps are derived from OSM data but are not updated instantly. It might take a week or two before the map compiler downloads fresh OSM data with which an updated map can be made and distributed. The same is true of the data you see on the slippy map webpage. I don't know how long it takes for fresh data to render but it's a similar issue.

In some cases and with some apps, users will download a map and attempt to use it for a long time because they don't know how how to update it or don't want to pay for an update.

In any case, there is a wait involved.

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answered 28 Jun '20, 02:47

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edited 28 Jun '20, 02:50

There was a problem with the update processing for the Cycling layer last month. This meant that in some areas, the updates are shown on zooms 0-13 but not on zooms 14-21. Looking carefully at the link you provided, I can see that this is the cause of the problem.

I've regenerated the maps in that area just now, but due to various levels of caching it can be up around 0-24 hours until you'll see the change on your screen. Without manual intervention, the maps would update themselves automatically the next time someone edits in that area.

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answered 29 Jun '20, 17:31

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