[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Coastline-River transit placement

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 30 04:08:34 UTC 2014


The Rio de la Plata example on the wiki page is pretty weird.

At lower zoom levels, Buenos Aires and Montevideo become "landlocked". Now
this may just be a rendering issue, but if these two capitals are
considered coastal cities, then they should be next to the coastline
instead of the coastline matching the UNCLOS baseline.


On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 10:44 PM, Christoph Hormann <chris_hormann at gmx.de>wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> i put up a proposal for specifying somewhat tighter limits on where to
> place the transit between the coastline and the riverbank polygon at
> the mouth of a river:
>
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_Features/Coastline-River_transit_placement
>
> Currently there are essentially no rules at all on this matter and it
> appears to me this is not really helpful for mappers.  Cases of extreme
> placement are rare but when they occur they often have a high impact
> since they involve large scale features usually prominently shown in
> maps.  The limits i drafted are fairly loose and should cover most
> opinions on where the transit should best be placed in individual
> cases.
>
> I do this as a proposal since it at least formally affects the meaning
> of an existing tag although practically there would only be very few
> places where changes would need to be made to comply with it.
>
> --
> Christoph Hormann
> http://www.imagico.de/
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