[Tagging] waterway highway

André Pirard A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com
Thu Aug 8 14:56:05 UTC 2013


Thanks to all who responded.

On 2013-08-08 06:40, malenki wrote :
> You could map the dam as area with the highway crossing it.
Yes, I finally did that. Even if the dam is a mere 6.5 m wide, it makes

On 2013-08-08 02:49, Paul Johnson wrote :
> I don't see how those tags are mutually exclusive.  As for a dam being
> a waterway, makes about as much sense as highway=traffic_signals to me.
It depends what tags you're speaking of.

Doing as said above, I got a "Crossing waterway/highway" (at dam ends)
compliment from JOSM.
Expecting Osmose soon.

Having had them share the same nodes, which I like less because
invisible, that would have been "overlap" compliment, even at different
layers unless this will be accepted one day.

See what I mean?



> On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 7:13 PM, André Pirard <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com
> <mailto:A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     The waterway=dam <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Dam>
>     definition is all well but it doesn't give a damn about what runs
>     on top ;-)
>     Can I have
>     waterway=dam
>     highway=*
>     ?
>     I feel like Osmose hides nearby ready to jump.
>     The actual case I meet is one of a dam incorrectly tagged as a bridge.
>     And I inherit a menagerie of highway related attributes.
>     And, once again, I'm baffled by a dam being a waterway, like a
>     crossing being a highway and an artificial water reservoir being a
>     natural.
>     Cheers,
>     André.

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