[Tagging] Tagging for an American Wild & Scenic river

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 01:20:08 UTC 2018

Here's the tagging I used for the Unalakleet River in western Alaska. Only
the upper reaches of this river are designated Wild and Scenic. The way for
the protected portion is included in a large shapefile I downloaded some
time ago that contains all the Wild &Scenic rivers in the U.S. I invented
the protection_title because it seems so logical but I invite ideas about
this tag and other tagging scenarios. I intend to use this as a model for
the other W&S rivers in Alaska, of which there are probably 15 or 20

name=Unalakleet River
operator=Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage Field Office
protection_title=Wild and Scenic River
related_law=Public Law 96-487 (ANILCA)
source:position=DigitalGlobe;BLM shapefile
wikipedia=en:Unalakleet River

Comments, suggestions?

On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 10:22 AM, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> On 5 February 2018 at 06:11, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny+osm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> It's not clear what The Right Thing might be when
>> a Wild River is mostly embedded within a Wilderness Area
>> (protect_class=1b); it winds up appearing as if the river corridor loses
>> protection as it transits the class 1, but that's surely not the case,
> You wouldn't think so, would you?
> You'd think that if the river enters a higher rated protected area, then
> the higher rating would apply to the river as well?
> Any idea of how "big" an area the Wild River protection covers? eg is it
> just the water itself / the river banks / "50m" back on each side / a strip
> "1k" wide etc?
> Is it possible to add the =protected tag to the waterway itself, or draw a
> long skinny box along the protected length of the river concerned, stopping
> as it enters a class 1 park then re-starting on the other side - pretty
> time-consuming though :-(
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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