[Tagging] My "weirdly unnatural aversion to relations"

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sun Sep 30 14:08:49 UTC 2018


On Sunday 30 September 2018, Tomas Straupis wrote:
> "Russian water
> tagging scheme" (everything blue is natural=water)

Note this is a completely wrong characterization of the water=* tagging 
scheme that is playing on nationalistic sentiments.  You should not do 
that.

water=river is not more popular among Russian mappers than it is in 
other parts of the world:

https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/waterway=riverbank#map
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/water=river#map

That ID through its presets for waterbodies - to put it in a friendly 
way - does not much support consistent differentiation of standing and 
flowing water is one thing - but this is not directly related to the 
different tagging schemes and it has nothing to do with anything 
Russian.

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Christoph Hormann
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