[Tagging] How to tag beginning of a river

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 09:25:54 UTC 2017


Taginfo shows 12 instances of a tag waterway:end=yes. It made me think a
tagging scheme like the following might work to tag the node:

waterway:start=yes
name=Colville River

On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>
wrote:

> >This mentions to optionally add a role "spring" for the "spring" node.
>
> Not in this case. If the stream started at a spring, that is a place where
> water comes from the within the earth, that would be fine but the Colville
> begins at the place where two smaller streams come together to form a
> larger stream. Sometimes this new stream will take the name of one or
> another of the small streams from which it derives but often people chose
> to name the "new" stream differently and choose a new name, as they did
> here.
>
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de>
> wrote:
>
>> On 25.02.2017 04:28, Dave Swarthout wrote:
>>
>>> I'm wondering if it's possible to tag in some meaningful way, the place,
>>> usually a node, where a river begins. It seems this would be of interest
>>> to people besides myself but I don't think there is currently a way to
>>> tag such a place.
>>>
>>
>> This mentions to optionally add a role "spring" for the "spring" node.
>>
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:waterway
>>
>> Is this usable?
>>
>> Stephan
>>
>>
>>
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