[Tagging] Tagging of topographic areas with a name

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 08:00:07 UTC 2013


On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 06.08.2013 16:27, Yuri D'Elia wrote:
>  > Fortunately, the boundaries of the area are not important in themselves.
> > Nobody renders valley or mountain group borders. But we *do* use such
> > boundaries for name placement.
>
> I think the best would be to invent a new boundary type.
>
> boundary=topologic or geographic
> topologic/geographic=valley/cordillera/mountain_range/region
>
> and some ranking for the categories
>
> As the borders are often not that clear and also not that important they
> should not be rendered and do not have to be that exact but for
> rendering names like in [1] we need them.
>

This solution can also apply to bodies of water that are not whole lakes or
rivers. We currently (I think) do not tag the extent (even if fuzzy) of
seas, bays, inlets, coves, fjords, and the like.

The International Hydrographic Organization has published a document
delimiting the oceans and major seas of the world: "Limits of Oceans &
Seas, Special Publication No. 23". Smaller bodies of water may be delimited
by national governments.

The natural=coastline can be used to build up area relations of the
proposed type=topologic/geography and extra ways can be used elsewhere.
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