As a GM, what minimal geographic knowledge should I have to make realistic maps? was recently flagged for closure. Looking at it in vacuum, it appears (to me) to be off-topic: it doesn't seem to require any particular knowledge of RPGs to answer, even if its answers might be particularly useful to RPGers.
Should it be closed as off-topic?
Should it be closed and somehow locked/preserved for historical interest? (And how would one suggest/achieve that?)
Am I reading on-/off-topic too strictly?