[Tagging] Tagging for an American Wild & Scenic river

Matej Lieskovsk√Ĺ lieskovsky.matej at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 10:35:15 UTC 2018

Brad is right: Wild, Scenic and Recreational rivers are already
defined as protect_class=5. Use the protection_title tag to specify
the exact type of protection.

On 3 February 2018 at 06:56, Brad Neuhauser <brad.neuhauser at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Wild and Scenic River" is specifically mentioned on the wiki as
> boundary=protected_area, protect_class=5. Look at the table for
> nature-protected areas, and scroll down to the US section. Cheers, Brad
> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 10:47 PM, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:54 PM, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 3 February 2018 at 12:00, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:44 PM, Dave Swarthout <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?
>>>> 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.
>>> Without knowing the details of just what a "Wild Scenic" river is, could
>>> you use the nature=conservation tag in conjunction with waterway=?
>> Wild and Scenic Rivers are linear protected areas designated by statute in
>> the US.  https://www.rivers.gov/
>> Designating the waterway itself is a good start, but Wild and Scenic
>> Rivers (also Recreational Rivers in New York State) generally also have
>> associated corridors that should have some sort of boundary=protected_area
>> (and we can debate what protect_class might be appropriate) associated with
>> them.
>> I'm aware of several rivers that are so designated that I've visited, but
>> I've not done the necessary research to figure out how to represent them and
>> their corridors. The Federal program has downloadable Public Domain data on
>> its web site that I have not examined.
>> My home state of New York actually has very few of them that are Federally
>> designated - the Delaware, on the Pennsylvania line. This is because the
>> State anticipated the Federal government and came up with its own
>> designations http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/32739.html and came up with its
>> own program to administer them http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6033.html.
>> The Federal program is not universally loved:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/66934423@N00/10605220
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