[Tagging] Tagging natural or informal swimming holes?

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Fri Apr 25 23:36:49 UTC 2014

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 2:03 AM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
> How best should I tag informal swimming areas?  These typically have no
> lifeguard or facilities. An example deep-content site for these types of
> holes is:
> http://www.iforgotthename.com/
> In OSM is it best to create an area and tag
> sport=swimming/name=xxxx/access=/fee=no?
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:sport%3Dswimming

Hmm.  If they have a sign with a name, I'd tag them as name="Ye Olde
Swimmin' Hole", or whatever.

No sign? then I'd go with whatever physical traits are significant,
permanent and verifiable.  Tag the parking lot, the stairs, the path,
the bike rack, the fire pit, etc.  If you have those things, and
you've added the name tag for the lake, etc. perhaps you are done.

But a node or polygon for a swimming area? How do you confirm that?
Decide that it should be n meters wide vs. n+1?

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