[Tagging] nautical channels

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 16:56:54 UTC 2018

The lagoon "canals" are connected to both rivers and the city "canals" in
the sense that the lagoon "canals" are often the continuation of rivers or
city "canals".
Two Examples:

   - Fiume (River) Dese (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/27658040) and
   Canale Dese (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/398995928)
   - Rio dei Giardini (https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/171899879) is a
   single way that is part canal and part nautical channel.

On Sun, 1 Jul 2018, 13:18 Martin Koppenhoefer, <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 1. Jul 2018, at 11:39, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > No, my question was not about the canali in Venice, which are
> essentially waterways between islands that are inhabited.
> still there are some question for those “canals” in Venice: are they
> “artificial”, or are the islands (as you call them) artificial, or are both
> in principle natural with some human intervention and maintenance? Maybe
> some are artificial but most of natural origin? The Canale Grande is a
> channel or a canal? Wouldn’t it have to be artificial in order to be a
> canal?
> We don’t tag rivers as canals, although the current bed might have been
> shaped significantly by human intervention, so I guess man_made vs. natural
> for waterways is not meant to focus on the details rather than the overall
> picture
> Cheers,
> Martin
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