[Tagging] Voting for Relation type=waterway

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 11:28:42 GMT 2012


Am 19. Februar 2012 12:16 schrieb Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well, almost all rivers start small and become bigger ;-), but despite
>> being small, don't they already start as rivers at their spring?
>
> No, because the OSM definition of 'river' is width. (As opposed to
> languages like French which distinguish between waterways that empty
> in the sea and those that empty into other rivers).


The wiki says: "For narrow rivers which will be rendered as a line.
For larger rivers see waterway=riverbank. For really small rivers and
streams, see waterway=stream."  This is ambiguous (reads as if
waterway=river isn't appropriate for larger rivers, I changed this
right now to "Waterway=river is used to tag a river. For larger rivers
also have a look at waterway=riverbank. For really small rivers and
streams, see waterway=stream."

"really small river" would not be a valid description for the still
narrow initial part of a large river, would it?

cheers,
Martin



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