[Tagging] Canoe route

Yves yvecai at mailbox.org
Sun Jul 1 05:28:02 UTC 2018

I have no problem with putting more tags on those ways crossing the lake, route=canoe if you like it. 
My peg is round here and we can indeed expand specifically the whitewater page to lakes, etc.
Grade 0 is not in the ' International scale of river difficulty' quoted in OSM wiki. Our expansion of the difficulty scale obviously apply to still water. 

I also think this allow a consistent tagging for the ways along a route that crosses lake and follow rivers. 

Needless to say, if you never paddled there, please don't map it. 

Le 30 juin 2018 23:39:47 GMT+02:00, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> a écrit :
>On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 10:15 PM, 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
>> practice, but grade 0 describes a lake perfectly. And if the route
>> a river with grade 1, then map it as such.
>Unless I misunderstand the wiki page, whitewater:section_grade is only
>documented as applying to waterway=river.
>There is nothing there implying it is valid to use it with anything
>than rivers.
>Whereas route=* applies to any route which isn't rigidly defined: boat
>travel, aeroplanes, driving across a desert.
>Anywhere you need to join points A and B with a way that is not rigidly
>defined but merely a suggestion.
>Yes, you could modify the documentation so whitewater:section_grade
>applies to lakes, oceans and seas but
>then you'd need to emphasise that grades higher than 0 must not be used
>anything other than rivers.  And it
>still doesn't apply to aircraft or driving across a desert or pistes.
>You're trying to bash a square peg into a round hole here, and doing so
>when somebody has already handed you a
>round peg of the correct size.
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