[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 05:16:20 GMT 2011

  On 5/01/2011 3:18 PM, John Smith wrote:
> Perhaps a more generic approach would work, eg
> waterway=flow_control
> flow_control=weir|sluice_gate|flood_gate|spillway_gate|....
Yeah something like that would be reasonable. What I'd like to see a lot 
more of is planning ahead: coming up with a scheme into which all future 
subtags can be slotted. It's very hard to change a tag once it's become 
popular. So perhaps:

waterway=dam (a wall with water on one side)
waterway=weir (a wall with water flowing over the top)
waterway=flow_control (an opening through which water sometimes flows). 

Then we get people who know this stuff to try and find exceptions that 
don't fit into the above scheme, and redesign it.


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