[Tagging] How to tag beginning of a river

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 13:23:45 UTC 2017

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> On 25 Feb 2017, at 12:16, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:
> 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?

it would be an explicit way to tag the beginning, otherwise you can't tell whether the start of a river in OSM is also the start of the actual river, or if there are missing parts in OSM.

Regarding the "spring" tagging: in most cases the waterway after a spring is a stream, not a river.


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