[Tagging] natural=bay as nodes are evil

Ilpo Järvinen ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi
Mon Oct 27 11:02:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, 27 Oct 2014, Marc Gemis wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Ilpo Järvinen <ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi>
> wrote:
>       Besides, we really need to deal with object that have fuzzy
>       borders
>       already, e.g., some of the natural=wetland object come to my
>       mind as an
>       example. I quickly browsed through the related pages and
>       discussions, for
>       some strange reason the fuzzy border issue seems to not have
>       been raised
>       there at all? I suppose it's currently left solely to mappers
>       discretion where to put the the edges.
> It has been discussed in the context of the Alps, The Black Forest, etc. see
> [1]
> regards
> m
> [1] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2013-October/015224.h
> tml

There certainly are discussions, I also found some proposal from 2009. But 
my point was that this discussion not in the context of an approved tag 
that typically has somewhat fuzzy borders. Why it's not a problem that 
would be worth to mention with wetlands but suddently a major issue with 
bays, I really don't know. It makes very little sense to me given how much 
easier the fuzzy part is to isolate from bays than from wetlands with 
a fully autonomous algorithm.


More information about the Tagging mailing list