[Tagging] waterway=lock_gate - is it only for nodes?

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 10:37:17 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 10:53:21AM +0100, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> According to wiki[1] waterway=lock_gate should be used only on nodes. Some
> are tagged on
> ways[2]. Why wiki considers node as the only valid element where this tag
> may be used? Is it
> because page is older than mapping rivers also as areas? Routing for boats?
> Some other reason?
> Is it a good idea to change wiki and mark tagging on nodes as a good idea?
> Is it a good idea to
> promote tagging also on ways[3]?

I think it makes sense to tag them as ways, analogous to weirs and dams.

For boat navigation purposes this should be crosslinked:


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