[Tagging] How to tag small canals?

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Aug 17 11:38:04 UTC 2018

On Friday 17 August 2018, Javier Sánchez Portero wrote:
> This kind of man-made structure for water transportation is very
> frequent in Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands and Mediterranean
> countries. Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levada

Yes, levadas are a good example for the kind of structures that were not 
on the radar of those who originally invented the waterway tags.

> Now most of them are tagged with waterway=ditch.

You probably agree that this is somewhat unfortunate because there is no 
way to distinguish them from a classic ditch for the data user.

Christoph Hormann

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