|For completely ground or reclaimed railway objects.
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
For completely ground or reclaimed railway objects.
How to map
OSM is for features existing on the ground. This tag, however, is useful for preventing other mappers from inadvertently remapping demolished features that are still visible in aerial/satellite imagery currently available in OSM editors.
It must not be used for features gone and unlikely to mapped by accident. Such objects should be not mapped and deleted if mapped. OpenStreetMap is mapping current state of the world, not its past (see OpenHistoricalMap for that).
Consider using demolished:railway=* instead of this key, it has exactly the same meaning. Additionally "razed" is less well known word than "demolished", especially among people using English as secondary language. Additionally "razed" and more popular word "raised" sound very similar leading to an additional confusion.
Projects for mapping nonexisting features
For mapping features that were demolished a long time ago and for archiving demolished features, please see and use OpenHistoricalMap instead.