[Tagging] Canoe route

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 00:42:11 UTC 2018

 On 1 July 2018 at 03:22, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:

> Short of following the route in some as-yet-undescribed manner, I'm aware
> of no way to indicate where one takes the boat out of the water (the
> take-out point) to begin the portage to the next lake. If these various
> take-out/put-in nodes were amenable to separate tagging, e.g., if they were
> named pieces of the route, it would make getting to that place easy.
> However, in this use case they are not named or designated in any way so
> when one is traveling a lake section of the route, the crossing of that
> section would need to be arranged in advance on Basecamp (or some other
> routing-capable software), with those points in order to not to miss them.

On 1 July 2018 at 07:15, Yves <yvecai at mailbox.org> wrote:

> There is a way to avoid tagging the way with the route tag:
> whitewater:section_grade=0
> See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Whitewater_sports#Grades
> I consent your canoe practice on a lake is perhaps far from 'whitewater'
> practice, but grade 0 describes a lake perfectly. And if the route follows
> a river with grade 1, then map it as such.

Somebody in my area has marked in some spots as




& Tallebudgera Creek certainly *doesn't* count as white water! :-)

Unfortunately, these points only appear when looking at the map in edit
mode, they don't render in normal view :-(

On 1 July 2018 at 08:29, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:

> I'd like to suggest not creating a very specific tag like route=canoe,
> instead use something more general that would apply to more water crafts
> like kayaks, small boats, canoes, and rafts. route=marine_trail would be
> more fitting. Related tag could include motorized=(yes/no).
> Kayaking around my area is bigger than canoes with a number of trails in
> the area.

This is becoming virtually identical to the discussion re Nautical Channels!


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