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Any tracing keen railfans out there?

Posted by Unusual User Name on 15 December 2011 in English (English)

The state of Queensland, Australia has a bucketload of railways (lines platforms, pedestrian access) that were not traced by license acceptors, and so will disappear in the license change if not re-mapped.

They're on my to do list, but I have a lot of other things on there as well, and will have less time over the Christmas break.

Some tempting places to work might be:

Gladstone, the port, the coal terminals (world's fourth largest coal export terminal), and the main line heading south
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-23.8845&lon=151.2551&zoom=13&layers=M

Dutton Park, a largish junction, and suburban lines heading E and W from there. (This junction is partially re-mapped.)
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.49532&lon=153.03153&zoom=17&layers=M

Acacia Ridge multi-modal terminal, and the main line heading N and S from here.
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.5797&lon=153.0325&zoom=14&layers=M

Port of Brisbane terminal.
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.38453&lon=153.17399&zoom=15&layers=M

Roma Street Station, 8 tracks close to the city centre
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.46424&lon=153.01835&zoom=17&layers=M

Bowen Hills Yards, really big
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.44369&lon=153.03685&zoom=16&layers=M

If you're tempted to help out, remember, please no copying across of line name or platform number unless you can find a legit source or have local knowledge.
I (or some other local) can easily add the line names later.

Please leave the station nodes for now, unless you have a legit source for replacing them. They'll be useful up until the license changeover, and I (or some other local) can use local knowledge to replace them later on.

Comment from ceyockey on 16 December 2011 at 01:14

I will not be joining this, but I think that this is an excellent request, focused and well scoped.

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Comment from Rob Thomas on 16 December 2011 at 01:17

I am a Gladstone local. If you'd like to point me at some documentation of what you'd like me to do, I'll happily do it.

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