[Tagging] Is waterway=riverbank an 'Old scheme' ?
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Sep 6 17:58:24 UTC 2018
I would say yes, it is. It fits in with all other bodies of water mapped
as polygons. It makes it easier for renderers to do a general render for
all water features or be more specific for each type.
I swapped over when it was pointed out to me that tagging canals banks
as waterway=riverbank (which was what was designated back in '14) was
awkward for them:
"The advantage is that you can determine it is a canal from the polygon
alone. With waterway=riverbank you have to find the corresponding
centreline first (assuming it exists)."
That waterway=riverbank is still popular & being used isn't a valid reason for using it. What's best for the database is what should be tagged. I've been gradually retagging riverbanks if I see any in the location I'm editing.
On 06/09/2018 14:15, yves wrote:
> That's what I read here :
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