[Tagging] Wharf

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Tue Feb 16 14:26:06 UTC 2016

TL;DR: man_made=quay unless objections are raised. 

So I have a few nice harbour wharves to map... 

I found landuse=wharf but it is only used 37 times:

man_made=pier is almost certainly not the solution, as
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dpier is explicit about
its use "for a raised walkway over water supported by pillars" - which a
wharf isn't: a wharf is solid masonry. 

Ooops... I just found my solution while looking up details to document
my question - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wharf [1]says "the term
_quay_ is common in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many
other Commonwealth countries, and the Republic of Ireland, whereas the
term _wharf_ is more common in the United States". And indeed, looking
up "Quay" on Wikipedia redirects there - and the French language synonym
for wharf is "Quai" (though strangely it doesn't mention the French term
"môle" - which is a much better translation for "wharf"... I may have to
put that on my French Wikipedia TODO). 

So, anyway, unless objections are raised, I'll be tagging wharves as
man_made=quay areas and I'll update
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dquay [2]which is
obviously incomplete (Now who is the numbskull who wrote this page ?
Ooops - it is me). 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wharf
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:man_made%3Dquay
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