[Tagging] Voting for Relation type=waterway

Phil! Gold phil_g at pobox.com
Tue Feb 21 17:31:10 GMT 2012


* John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> [2012-02-19 14:13 -0600]:
> 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?

It's what I've done, based on my understanding of the tag documentations
in the wiki.  So I've done things like tagging the headwaters of the
Potomac River[0] as waterway=stream and tagging the quite broad Willis
Creek[1] as waterway=river.

[0] http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=39.20647&lon=-79.47779&zoom=16&layers=M
[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=39.6956&lon=-78.7731&zoom=14&layers=M

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