[Tagging] How to tag beginning of a river

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 25 11:16:34 UTC 2017

Hi Dave

Won't the first node of the named way that's most upstream indicate its 
start point by default?

What advantages will adding a specific 'it starts here' tag bring?


On 25/02/2017 03:28, 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.
> Using as an example, the beginning of a major Alaskan river, the 
> Colville. It begins at the confluence of two smaller streams, Thunder 
> Creek and Storm Creek, in the North Slope Borough, literally in the 
> middle of nowhere. I've searched for the Colville River many times for 
> various reasons and today as I was extending it to its source, the 
> question of how its actual beginning place might be tagged arose.
> By the way, you won't probably find either of those tributaries if you 
> search Nominatum just yet because I added them only a few minutes ago.
> Opinions, feedback?
> Cheers,
> Dave
> -- 
> Dave Swarthout
> Homer, Alaska
> Chiang Mai, Thailand
> Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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