[Tagging] Giant river multipolygons

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Mon Jan 28 23:47:36 GMT 2013


On Monday, January 28, 2013, Werner Hoch wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Am Montag, den 28.01.2013, 17:26 +0100 schrieb Tobias Knerr:
> > Nevertheless, there appears to be a trend to merge them into a single
> > area for the entire river via multipolygons. This has been brought to my
> > attention by a recent changeset
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/14808765
> > which added previously separate sections of the Danube river into this
> > multipolygon: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/1189126
>
> This wasn't a multipolygon before. It was a collection of riverbank
> elements.
> Nobody likes them but nobody is bold enough to delete them.
>
> Tagged back to:
>   type=waterway
>   waterway=riverbank
> and added a note=
>
> There are a few of that monster relations out there:
>
> http://www.h-renrew.de/h/osm/osmchecks/02_Relationstypen/planet/bd8a1061c196c9de.html
>
> Some are tagged with type=collection. That's not better or worse, just
> different.
>

What's wrong with http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:waterway?
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