[Tagging] Canoe route

Yves yvecai at mailbox.org
Thu Jun 28 19:55:31 UTC 2018

Canoe routes doesn't render because few are mapped, and because few are interested in.
Hiking routes and ski pistes are some niche data that get rendered by specialty maps.
A specialty map dedicated to this kind of routes could be a nice and not so big project as a tile overlay, maybe along with with whitewater tags if you're looking for another hobby?
This usually helps in the long run to have more people interested in mapping stuff like this.

Le 28 juin 2018 18:41:14 GMT+02:00, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> a écrit :
>I've asked this question before on OpenStreetMap Help and mapped the
>as suggested. (
>I've mapped the portages where one carries the canoe as
>highway=footpath but the water portions of the route do not show up in
>or OSMAnd. The canoe route is the Swan Lake Canoe Trail. There is a
>of it here (https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/60.7101/-150.6839)
>one can see the footway portions, the portages, but the untagged ways
>crossing the lakes are invisible. The ways are included in my route
>relation but I'm at a loss as to how to tag them so they exist as a
>part of
>the route.
>AFAIK, existing canoe routes use waterway tags to indicate the water
>portions of the routes, e.g., waterway=stream, but the routes I'm
>working on pass through lakes. There is no stream involved, nor is
>there a
>footway across the lakes.
>I know I'm raising the specter of tagging for the renderer but if the
>portions of this route aren't visible or findable, how would a routing
>engine or a GPS make use of them? How should I tag those ways that
>the lakes?
>Dave Swarthout
>Homer, Alaska
>Chiang Mai, Thailand
>Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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