[OSM-dev] Nominatim 2.3 release announcement

Christoph Hormann chris_hormann at gmx.de
Sun Oct 5 09:03:39 UTC 2014

On Sunday 05 October 2014, Sarah Hoffmann wrote:
> There are two new features that are most notable for users of the
> search engine: there is now support for waterway relations, which
> improves searching for rivers, [...]


It seems though they are reported in the same way in the results lists 
as river lines with 'River' which makes them hard to identify.  In 
principle i would have four major classes for water features:

* standing water areas (natural=water + water!=river/channel)
* flowing water areas (waterway=riverbank or natural=water + 
* waterways (waterway tag but not waterway=riverbank)
* waterway relations

Christoph Hormann

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