[Tagging] New proposal: water=*

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Mon Apr 4 13:02:24 BST 2011

On 01/04/2011 16:04, Ilya Zverev wrote:
> 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.

This means you have multiple keys for river (water & waterway).
It also means your using river to describe two different items (river & 

This leads to pointless confusion.

>   Also, for landuse=reservoir I propose using natural=water +
> water=reservoir, because it makes reseirvoirs mapping consistent with other
> water bodies.


Dave F.

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