[Tagging] waterway=fairway?

Malcolm Herring malcolm.herring at btinternet.com
Mon Jul 18 08:26:53 UTC 2016

On 18/07/2016 08:53, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> why "seamark:*"?

This is historical. At the beginning of nautical navigation mapping, it 
was buoys, beacons, lights, etc that were being mapped. As is usual with 
OSM mapping, feature creep set in to include all objects listed in the 
IHO catalogue. In retrospect, a broader term than "seamark" would have 
been better, but like many other ill-fitting tag keys, we are stuck with it.

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