[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 20:52:41 UTC 2018

On 10/12/18 07:12, Daniel Koć wrote:
> 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?
Those are in the name field as those are part of their names.

They are not some technical description of the waterway.

Is there a professional differentiation between these terms?

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