[Tagging] landuse=industrial with industrial=port

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Wed Feb 22 19:52:19 UTC 2017

On Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:17:12 +0100
Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2017-02-22 15:01 GMT+01:00 Malcolm Herring
> <malcolm.herring at btinternet.com>:
> > In general ports are not of singular usage. Some shipping services
> > may terminate at a particular port, but others may not. There may
> > also be differing service types carried on at one port.
> >
> > Therefore any attribute tags must allow for multiple values.
> >  
> OK, I was not sure, so I will change the cargo port types to several
> cargo handling capability tags (I had this already in mind, although
> the pictures I had looked at seemed to refer to quite specialized
> facilities). Is this applying to cruise ship / ferries as well? Are
> there fishing ports which also have cruise ships or ferries leaving /
> arriving? I haven't seen this so far, but my experiences with ports
> are somehow limited.
> Maybe we could also have some capacity tags here? Like the maximum
> cargo / passengers a port is able to handle in a given time?
> Are there mixed cargo / passenger ports? Of course you might find them
> close to each other, but wouldn't it make sense to map 2 ports in
> these cases, one for cargo and one for passengers?

Estimating from aerial photos, the Port of Seattle stretches along
about six miles of waterfront plus another five miles of the Duwamish
River.  It's got facilities for handling bulk cargo, containerized
cargo, oil, and natural gas.  It's got at least two cruise-line
terminals, three public marinas, a number of sightseeing-cruise docks,
one ferry dock (cars and passengers), at least one ro-ro dock for
trains, a coast-guard station, facilities to handle things like
airplane parts being shipped to Boeing, and I'm sure there's at least
one fish-processing plant in there somewhere.  There are at least two
drydocks, support docks for various specialist ships, what looks like a
gas station for freighters, and similar facilities.

A modern industrial port is a very complicated place.


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