[Tagging] How to tag named group of named water areas?

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 06:10:02 UTC 2018

" mapping a way is simpler than a relation for most."
I totally understand that. In fact, in the first of those references, the
opening statement is " Usually the pipeline is mapped just with simple
ways".I think that's a valid approach for short pipelines but this thing is
huge. Whoever created it used a relation for whatever reason and I think it
was a good decision. Now, however, we're faced with mapping and
understanding it. The Wiki hasn't been much help and, obviously, there is
disagreement among member of this group as to what is right and proper.

Trying to understand exactly what a relation is and how it relates to its
constituent parts was, and is, the reason for my comments to this thread.
It's been a very valuable thread for me because through it, I've learned a
lot. The video put together by Adam Franco has completely revolutionized my
mapping of complex boundaries and water bodies. this short tutorial.
<https://youtu.be/x7SPb0JtheA> Thanks again, Adam


On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 12:21 PM Yves <yvecai at mailbox.org> wrote:

> Dave,
> Not that what you say doesn't make sense, cause it does.
> However I just think that the wiki is not the bible (it's a wiki),
> secondly OSM is not that square as it is made to be edited by hand.
> Keep it simple here just means that mapping a way is simpler than a
> relation for most.
> Yves

Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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