[Tagging] Waterway direction

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 13:11:02 BST 2010


2010/8/31 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
> Perhaps you can explain how I or anyone else will determine the
> direction of this waterway: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?way=73765043
> Should I ask one of the residents if I can go into their backyard and
> dump food coloring in the water?


If the direction of a waterway is not determinable, this doesn't mean
our definition is wrong. You might still get it also in unaccessible
areas by looking at the elevation of the terrain. If you absolutely
can't get it, just add a remark to the object.

In the case you posted you could stand on Eastbrook Boulevard and see
in which direction it flows.

cheers,
Martin



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