[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Daniel Koć daniel at xn--ko-wla.pl
Sun Dec 9 20:12:58 UTC 2018

W dniu 09.12.2018 o 12:34, Eugene Podshivalov pisze:
> How would you map American "streamlet", "brook", "creek" and "river"
> to the two generic "stream" and "river" in OSM?
> Currently they are just putting in the name field, so the only ways to
> fide all "brooks" is by searching the name fields which is not a
> proper database approach.

And what is the definition of them? How are they different?

I think these are really not too meaningful names, so searching in names
seems to be proper if you want to find them. The question is - what for,
what will it mean?

"Excuse me, I have some growing up to do" [P. Gabriel]

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