[Tagging] Tagging a named river bend

Yves yvecai at mailbox.org
Thu Sep 27 11:03:36 UTC 2018

Place=locality makes sense, I guess the name is also used for the area close to the bend by extension.
Locality on a node is always troublesome, and I wonder if anybody uses description=* to describe further the place, here this would be something like description=river bend. 

Le 27 septembre 2018 12:23:53 GMT+02:00, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> a écrit :
>If it's a well defined area, I would tag an area tagged place=* ,
>If it's an island, I would tag place=island. If no regular place-value
>fits, then place=locality.
>If it's a normal thing, like when all bends in the river have a name,
>I would probably enter a new place-value, e.g. river_bend.
>Op do 27 sep. 2018 om 12:12 schreef Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:
>> 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
>> Alaska. There are many named sloughs (side channels), islands and in
>> 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
>> 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
>> the section between the breaks but that doesn't seem right because
>> river's name isn't changing. Another much more complicated solution
>> be to break the riverbank into sections and add a name to the one
>> 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
>> I reckon a new tag would be needed. So let's begin our discussion
>> that. Given that it's important to me to describe our mapped objects
>> completely as possible, I want a method to tag such a bend.
>> Suggestions? Opinions?
>> Best,
>> Dave
>> --
>> Dave Swarthout
>> Homer, Alaska
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