[Tagging] tributary role in waterway relations: widespread?

Gerd Petermann GPetermann_muenchen at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 29 12:57:25 UTC 2016

I think David talked about the use as a role, so this link should be better:

It reports a count of 4747 today.

Von: Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com>
Gesendet: Montag, 29. Februar 2016 12:01
An: David Marchal
Cc: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Betreff: Re: [Tagging] tributary role in waterway relations: widespread?

On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 11:21:44 +0100
David Marchal <penegal at live.fr> wrote:

> Hello, there.
> I wondered: I saw the' tributary' role on some waterway relations;
> while I understand its usage — to represent the fact that a waterway
> flows into another —, I would like to know if it is widespread or
> even widely accepted, if not voted on wiki, as JOSM complains about
> not knowing it every time I use it.
> Awaiting your answers,
> Regards.

For such purposes taginfo is an useful tool - see

It seems to be used extremely rarely. Also, this information is
duplicating geometry of waterways - somebody who needs it may get it by
constructing waterway graph.

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