[Tagging] waterway=stream & oneway=1

Mike Thompson miketho16 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 20:17:02 UTC 2015


Paul,

Thank you.  In reality (based upon first hand knowledge of the area and the
USGS Topo) the water flows north. I will reverse the way (and similarly
impacted ways) and remove the oneway=1 tag.

Mike

On Sat, Jul 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On 7/4/2015 12:57 PM, Mike Thompson wrote:
>
>> Is it really necessary for a way that is tagged waterway=stream to also
>> be tagged oneway=1? Isn't this implied?
>>
> oneway indicates that traffic is restricted from traveling the other
> direction. I suppose this might happen in a busy canal system, but on
> virtually any stream or river, it is in error.
>
>  Please see this example:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/306529208
>> note it appears that after I originally entered the way its direction was
>> reversed (i.e. it now flows uphill). Perhaps someone with a better
>> understanding of the history tools could confirm this.
>>
>>  Version 2 indicates that the direction of flow is southwards. Version 1
> indicated that the direction of flow was northwards. In addition, version 2
> indicates that the direction of travel was southward.
>
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