[OSM-talk] map features - waterway: Some clarification?!?
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Sat Jul 7 14:22:55 BST 2007
On 07/07/07, Francisco R. Santos <frsantos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/7/07, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com > wrote:
> > On 7/7/07, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at web.de> wrote:
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > I've updated the wiki text, could you have a look?
> > >
> > > The "example" column is still missing, so adding map examples of these
> > > things is a good idea even after the text clarification ;-)
> > On this note, is there any way I can find where a given tag is used? I
> > want to grab a render of some lock_gates, and link to their position
> > on the slippy map (and probably link to a picture of them on flickr) -
> > but short of coming the countryside I don't know where any are in the
> > system. Ideas anyone?
> You see? This is the problem I say in the other thread (
Which requires the person creating the sample city to actually think
about canals and lock gates (not to mention know what they mean). To
get all of the map features into a sample, the area covered is going
to be quite large -- making it tricky to find what you want. If all
the map features had links to samples in the real world, it would
actually be possible to put photos of that real world feature in as
That's not to say a sample city is a bad idea (shouldn't be in the
real database though). But personally I don't think it would be
anymore useful than linking the real world.
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