[Tagging] Tagging a named river bend

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 10:10:31 UTC 2018


I'd use
place=locality
name=*

Fits, renders and searchable. Put it on a node.

On 27/09/18 19:58, Dave Swarthout wrote:
>
> I'm working on adding islands and other features in the Tanana River 
> in Alaska. There are many named sloughs (side channels), islands and 
> in some areas curves or bends that have a name. In my example there is 
> a large bend in the river that has its own name, Harper Bend. I'm 
> looking for a way to tag that section so that the name is findable. It 
> would be nice but not imperative if that name would display on the OSM 
> slippy map and incidentally, on my GPSr.
>
> If I break the river at both ends of the curve, I could add the name 
> to the section between the breaks but that doesn't seem right because 
> the river's name isn't changing. Another much more complicated 
> solution would be to break the riverbank into sections and add a name 
> to the one that encompasses the bend.
>
> I don't know why I didn't ask here first but I raised this question on 
> the OSM Help forum and one answer was to use a node. But if one goes 
> that way, I reckon a new tag would be needed. So let's begin our 
> discussion with that. Given that it's important to me to describe our 
> mapped objects as completely as possible, I want a method to tag such 
> a bend.
>
> Suggestions? Opinions?
>
> Best,
> Dave
> -- 
> Dave Swarthout
> Homer, Alaska
> Chiang Mai, Thailand
> Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
>
>
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