[Tagging] tag for portages?
daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 03:21:51 UTC 2015
Tagging the relation containing the parts of the route is not the issue.
I am referring to the "ways" that represent the actual track a canoe would
take to traverse a lake. It is a type of path but it is on water, sort of
like a ferry route. For example, the most direct route across a lake might
not be the best. You might want to go around an island's leeward side
rather than to windward. Drawing a line or way across the lake and around
the island to show this path is easy. But how then do you tag it? It's not
a highway and it's not a ferry track. What exactly is it?
On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 9:46 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/02/2015 1:37 PM, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> Thanks for bringing this up. Canoe routes and their connectors is a topic
> that needs work.
> In the present case and to answer your question, I would prefer
> This would leave open multiple possibilities for values, yes/no, canoe.
> kayak, etc., that might more fully describe the portage.The other two are
> too limited or specialized, IMO.
> Yep, the broader the key the better .. you never know what things will
> crop up in the future.
> Another issue regarding canoe routes which needs to be addressed at some
> point in the future is that there is, to my knowledge, no way to tag the
> waterway portions of a canoe trail or route.
> I'd think that canoe routes should be done similar to bicycle routes...
> maybe mountain bike as they have some system for the difficulty of the
> There should be an OSM wiki page on it.
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 3:14 AM, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com>
>> Hi, I'd like to add some tags for canoe portages (
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage) in wilderness areas. These would
>> be trails tagged highway=path plus some tag to designate that they're used
>> for portaging between lakes. I have found three different tags that are
>> currently used to tag portages (there may be others?), and am wondering if
>> anyone has recommendations about what would be best.
>> 1) portage=* (223 objects)
>> 2) whitewater=portage_way (227 objects)
>> 3) canoe=portage (67 object)
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