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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 23:07:05 UTC 2013


2013/4/16 Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de>

> 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."
>


+1, for the current state. Still, if this tagging became widely approved
practise it could be thought to remove these riverbank tags. It is really
not very meaningful or elegant to have riverbanks in the middle of the
river (borders between two riverbank polygons). For compatibility reasons
we could also think about having natural=riverbank on an area (in the end a
riverbank is not only a line) and deprecate waterway=riverbank.

cheers,
Martin
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