[Tagging] Way inside riverbank

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Apr 20 15:47:55 UTC 2015

The location of the deepest channel can change over time, as mudbanks or sandbanks shift position. This is why commercial vessels operating on rivers frequently rely upon a succession of pilots, each familiar with a particular portion of the river. Unless an OSM mapper has surveyed a portion of the river recently with a depth gauge, they would have to rely on possibly-out-of-date information from some other map.

On April 18, 2015 11:32:49 AM CDT, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> On 13.04.2015 15:06, Torstein Ingebrigtsen Bø wrote:
> > I'm currently importing topological data of Norway to OSM. From the
> data
> > set we have riverbanks; however, we do not have the deepest middle
> way
> > as required by the wiki [1].
> As the deepest middle way is hard to identify for regular mappers, I
> would be surprised if many people considered that a strict
> prerequisite
> for mapping rivers. So from my point of view, it would be acceptable
> for
> your import to automatically generate the way from the riverbank area
> and upload both the way and area. This is assuming you know the flow
> direction, which I do consider important.
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