[Tagging] Tagging a named river bend

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 27 11:33:54 UTC 2018

I guess this can also apply to named straight bits as well? 


On 2018-09-27 11:58, 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 
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