[Tagging] Tagging for an American Wild & Scenic river

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 02:45:22 UTC 2018

On 03-Feb-18 01:00 PM, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Dave Swarthout 
> <daveswarthout at gmail.com <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     I asked this question last week of the OSM Help community:
>     I'm looking for tagging that will indicate that a particular river
>     in the United States is a "Wild and Scenic River" as defined by
>     the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. I have searched with Overpass for
>     waterway=* that also has a scenic=yes tag but it turned up no
>     results. Can anyone provide some guidance and/or examples?
>     I got one response that talked about tagging the area surrounding
>     such rivers, a wilderness corridor of sorts, which was useful but
>     beyond the scope of this first inquiry. I'm looking for a way to
>     tag the river itself.
>     I'm turning to the tagging community now for advice.
> Like you, I know of the Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers designations.
> Like you, I lack a good way to tag them.
> If nobody else has come up with anything - and do let's also ask on 
> talk-us,
> since this is a peculiarly American designation - then let's invent 
> something
> and Wikify it.

I see no reason not to use scenic=yes on a waterway.
It is only an unapproved tag that is 'in use' ... so its use on 
waterways is a simple extension.

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