[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>
wrote:

>
> 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
Hydrography
Database.  The NHD assigns it an Ftype of ArtificialPath.  That is
explained here:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/National_Hydrography_Dataset#Attribute_to_tag_mapping

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.

-- 
Paul
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