[Tagging] Is waterway=riverbank an 'Old scheme' ?

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Sep 6 13:37:27 UTC 2018

On 06.09.2018 15:15, yves wrote:
 > Is waterway=riverbank an 'Old scheme' ?
> That's what I read here : https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:water%3Driver

well it is certainly the _older_ scheme than natural=water + water=river, insofar the statement is 
not wrong. The wiki page for 'riverbank' says, it "remains in widespread use and is still preferred 
by some mappers." I.e. 279K vs. 19K for water=river.


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