[Tagging] New proposal: water=*

Ilya Zverev zverik at textual.ru
Fri Apr 1 16:04:45 BST 2011

Dave F. wrote:

> Aren't most of these in use already?

> "water=river     A body of river, which is currently mapped as 
> waterway=riverbank."

> You seem to be unaware of waterway=river. Please refer to his for a 
> complete tagging guide:

> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Driverbank

It seems like I've messed up wording or just stated the purpose not clearly
enough, since you are not the first to ask this question. Of course I'm
aware of river mapping scheme. I do not propose to alter
waterway=river/stream/anything. The main point of this proposal is to mark
what natural=water on an area means. Is this area a lake, a pond? We have
no means to determine that now.

But also in this proposal I point out that waterway=riverbank does not
differ much from natural=water, and suggest to map it with natural=water +
water=river. Also, for landuse=reservoir I propose using natural=water +
water=reservoir, because it makes reseirvoirs mapping consistent with other
water bodies.

I've added natural=water to all possible value examples, to make the
proposal clearer.

> I realize this is a proposal page but as a general note on wiki 
> creation, I believe there should be no examples of XML code.

I used wrong proposal pages as example, as it seems. The example is remade


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