[Tagging] Adding boat routes to wiki

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 24 14:54:20 UTC 2014

Hey Janko

Why do we need routes for waterways ? Do we tag them anywhere else on
water ? Do we tag them on every highway ?

Do not mix signed routes for vehicles/foot and the puplic transport
routes with this kind of router hint.

I would propably use a relation to define the canal and leave the lake
in between.

The right properties of the waterways and the lake should be enough for

cu fly

On 24.03.2014 15:36, Janko Mihelić wrote:
> 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 places.
> 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
> [2]https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/179053888
> [3] https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2389520
> Janko

More information about the Tagging mailing list