[Tagging] riverbanks wiki (was [OSM-dev] Coastline, lakes, rivers)

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Tue Apr 16 15:36:54 UTC 2013

On 16.04.2013 16:46, Pieren wrote:
> You say that "a redefinition of riverbanks has not been approved" but
> the current wiki page says the opposite:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Driverbank
> == New tagging ==
> A new tagging schema has been approved...
> ... The ways around a river can still be tagged as waterway=riverbank
> (as they still are riverbanks), although this isn't needed, and
> riverbanks aren't treated as areas any more...

That section currently has three paragraphs. The first and third
correctly represent the content of the approved proposal.

The second does have no basis in the proposal. Look at it:
It tries to make the waterway=riverbank tag obsolete in the long term,
but does *not* assign a new meaning to it. It even mentions that it is
equivalent to the new water areas (which directly contradicts the
riverbank-as-way interpretation), and suggests it should be kept around
for compatibility.

So that entire paragraph could in fact be replaced with "An approved
proposal suggests to tag riverbank areas as natural=water + water=river.
Even then, the waterway=riverbank tag should be kept for compatibility."


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