[Tagging] Incorrectly tagging locks on rivers as canals

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 21:14:51 UTC 2019

Getting away from the discussion of river v canal & back to the original
problem pictured
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/347369154 , why is it "River Wey
Navigation" while the river itself is just "Wey"
Shouldn't they both either be "River Wey" or just "Wey"?

& is the unnamed river to the South
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/23216681, the natural Wey?



On Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 06:12, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>

> 25 Apr 2019, 19:03 by fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com:
> To me, current tagging is defined as follow:
> waterway=river/stream => "natural" water course
> waterway=canal => artificial water channel for a given purpose
> waterway=drain => useless water evacuation (mainly rain)
> I would use river/stream not only for "natural" water course.
> In Europe nearly no major rivers meander freely, all rivers crossing cities
> have strictly maintained course.
> I see no reason to tag channelized river/stream as waterway=canal
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