[Tagging] Coastline around a bridge?
John F. Eldredge
john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Oct 3 22:56:51 BST 2012
Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> Wouldn't they be seas due to their size?
> On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Brad Neuhauser wrote:
> > The Great Lakes in North America are freshwater lakes that are
> tagged as
> > coastline.
> > On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM, Frank Steggink
> 'steggink at steggink.org');>
> > > wrote:
> >> No, the bridge, called Hollandse Brug, is not a dam, although the
> >> separates two waterbodies. The one to the northwest is called the
> >> Markermeer, and the other one is called Gooimeer.
> >> https://www.google.nl/search?**q=hollandse+brug&ie=utf-8&oe=**
> >> On the other hand, the Houtribdijk (dijk Enkhuizen-Lelystad) is a
> >> but that is not indicated by the coastline. See
> >> http://osm.org/go/0E7zb56-- The waterbody to the northeast is
> called the
> >> IJsselmeer (IJssel lake), and to the southwest is the Markermeer
> >> I think that the big lakes (IJsselmeer and Markermeer) should be
> >> as coastline. They form a distinct part of the outline of the
> >> The Gooimeer, and the other lakes bordering Flevoland (like
> >> etc.) are not.
> >> Actually, that would be tagging for the renderer, which is bad.
> >> bigger lakes are freshwater lakes.) Shouldn't coastlines be
> reserved for
> >> the coasts of seas and oceans only?
English almost always refers to a large body of fresh water as a lake; the only exception that comes to mind is the Sea of Galilee, and that is probably a direct translation from Latin.
John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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