[Tagging] Adding boat routes to wiki

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 14:36:49 UTC 2014

Wiki page about route relations[1] only has ferries for sea travel. I think
we should add route=boat as a route for all kinds of boats in some specific

One of those places would be canals like the Panama canal. Currently that
canal is tagged wrongly IMHO as several ways[2] with waterway=canal. That
is already wrong because some ways with waterway=canal cross the Gatun
Lake. A route through a lake isn't a canal. It's a route.

Those ways are in a route relation[3] with  type=waterway + waterway=canal.
I think those relations should be type=route, route=boat.

Do we agree with this? If we do I'll add the boat route in the wiki, and
change the relations and ways in the Panama canal.

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Route
[3] https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2389520

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