[Tagging] Voting for Relation type=waterway

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Feb 19 20:13:07 GMT 2012


Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Before we vote, shouldn't we try to clean up the proposal? E.g.
> there
> > is this sentence: "Hint: If the waterway starts as a stream and
> > becomes larger, then use the tag of the largest waterway (e.g.
> > river)."
> > 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 proposal looks pretty sensible to me. I just wish there was a
> meaningful process we could follow. Probably what we really want to do
> is deprecate any alternative tagging schemes, and direct people to
> this one.
> 
I take it, then, that there are some watercourses tagged as streams, but named XXX River, and there are some watercourses tagged as rivers, but named XXX Stream or XXX Creek?

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John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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