[Tagging] waterway=artificial documentation

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 18:48:17 UTC 2019

On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 at 19:17, Fran├žois Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>

> Many objects are located in an area in the US, like this one :
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/46314476
> It seems that waterway=river would be more suitable for this one.

Looking at the tags, it would appear to be an import from the National
Database.  The NHD assigns it an Ftype of ArtificialPath.  That is
explained here:

I'll leave it to you to figure out the best way of dealing with it,
although I suspect translating
that particular Ftype to waterway=ArtificialPath was an error (possibly a
bulk error from
a bulk import) and it should have been waterway=river, along with a note
saying it's
an NHD artificial path or a source tag saying it came from an NHD
artificial path, or something.

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