[Tagging] Slipway vs boat ramp

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu May 3 21:59:25 UTC 2018

On 04/05/18 07:11, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> Hi Mike
> I agree with you that a slipway is not a boat ramp & vice versa, & 
> have wondered the same thing myself when marking them, but don't think 
> there are any alternatives?
> I guess it's another OSM "one word used worldwide" problem?

Looks like it comes from wkipedias definition. 
That looks to have many inconstancies to my eye.

Note that OSM slipway was never approved by this tagging group.

If it were then probably;

leisure key would be rejected - slipways are used for work not just 
leisure, so man_made would be better.

slipways would be distinguished from boat ramps as they have different 
facilities and may lack car/trailer abilities.

Maybe this needs to be addressed?

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