[Tagging] Help required on tagging a "wadi"

David Marchal penegal at live.fr
Mon Sep 5 14:57:45 UTC 2016

I would add that, according to the wiki (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dwadi), waterway=wadi has been deprecated and should be replaced with waterway=stream or waterway=river, anyway with intermittent=yes. Apart from that, I agree with 61sundowner: the track and the waterway should be mapped separately, each with their own path.

From: 61sundowner at gmail.com
To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2016 08:24:36 +1000
Subject: Re: [Tagging] Help required on tagging a "wadi"

    On 9/5/2016 4:34 AM, Greg Wickham


      In Saudi Arabia a wadi is a mostly dry riverbed that
        carries water very infrequently (maybe a couple of times year).

      Within most sandy bottomed wadi’s is at least one
        track (typically 4wd).

      The exact location of the track within the wadi will
        change due to occasional flooding events.

      I’ve read the discussion summary at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:waterway%3Dwadi but
      I’m still not clear exactly how to tag this feature?

      It seems:


      is ok.

      But how to indicate can be vehicle track?

      Is it ok to mark a track in the “rough” vicinity
        (i.e.: the track path will change between flooding events)?

      Should the wadi “line” be marked in the centre
        between the edges?

      Would these tags be ok for a: “sandy bottomed wadi;
        4wd only"

        = wadi
        = yes
        = track
        = grade4
        = yes
        = unpaved

      Suggestions welcome.



    In an ideal world;

    the wadi would be a way along the lowest path - where water would
    first flow.

    the track would be a separate way 


    For less work a mapper would combine these into one way ... that
    makes rendering harder. 






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