[Tagging] How to tag small canals?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 14:55:16 UTC 2018

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> On 16. Aug 2018, at 16:14, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> nothing except the standard style suggests a lower size limit for 
> waterway=canal.

the drain definition says to use canal for very big drains.
The canal definition was changed in March 2018, before it said to use canal only for „the largest waterways created for irrigation purposes“


and the rendering style in OSM carto is significant as well. 

Although the current situation of the wiki doesn’t reflect it, I would say it has been very clear for a very long time that waterway=canal is about „big“ artificial waterways. It should be fixed in the wiki.


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