[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?
wolfgang at lyxys.ka.sub.org
Sun Dec 9 20:57:14 UTC 2018
* Eugene Podshivalov <yaugenka at gmail.com> [181209 12:34]:
> вс, 9 дек. 2018 г. в 14:10, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com>:
>> We have tags for that (waterway=stream, ditch, ... / amenity=school,
>> college, university, kindergarten), I don't understand why we should
>> change the usage of name for that.
> 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
Most probably you would not want to look for all "brooks", because
"brook" is just one of multiple words that mean the same thing. There is
no semantic difference between a "brook" and a "stream" in general
nowadays. Its just that in different regions of the english speaking
world different words were commonly used, and people in America used
whatever word they were familiar with.
( lyx @ osm )
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