[Tagging] Help required on tagging a "wadi"
tod at fitchdesign.com
Mon Sep 5 22:08:03 UTC 2016
> On Sep 5, 2016, at 1:48 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> Il giorno 05 set 2016, alle ore 20:00, yo paseopor <yopaseopor at gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> also I would add the tag ford=yes, because instead is not a ford itselfs it has the same conditions.
> ford=yes is for fords, not for conditions like a ford
> you should use 2 different ways because the waterway and the highway are different objects with partly different properties.
There are places in the desert southwest of the United States where the place you drive is exactly the water course. And these can extend for miles. Saying that one feature on the ground needs to OSM objects because they have different properties is bogus: It is one object, you drive on it 99.9% of the time, and it carries water 0.1% of the time (percentages arbitrary here and will vary from one instance to the next).
“ford=yes is for fords, not conditions like a ford”? Huh? If is “like a ford” in all aspects, how is it not a ford?
FWIW, I have not noticed it in this thread but the reason brought up a while a go to deprecate “wadi” was because apparently the word “wadi” as different meanings in different areas and in some in means the entire valley not just the intermittent/ephemeral stream location.
Tod (who once lived and still visits places that have features like those being discussed here)
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