[Tagging] Feature Proposal – RFC – natural=peninsula (Was: Feature Proposal – RFC – place=peninsula)

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Tue Jan 1 23:14:34 UTC 2019


Agree with Graeme. I like the illustration he shared too, "a cape can be
found at the end of a peninsula (and, in my experience, often are) while
you'll never see a peninsula at the end of a cape." The state of Florida is
a peninsula as is India, at least by someone's definition.

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 4:42 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Jan 2019 at 02:01, Markus <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Is the distinction of peninsulas from capes correct (see section See
>> also)?
>>
>
> I have concerns about the definition of peninsula that you've used "a
> piece of land nearly surrounded by water and *connected to a larger land
> area by an isthmus, that is a narrow strip of land*"
>
> I did see that definition, but most definitions of peninsula that I have
> found don't mention the "narrow strip of land" eg peninsula:  A piece of
> land projecting into water from a larger land mass; cape: A piece or
> point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a
> promontory; a headland.
>
> Another good explanation, with some examples:
> https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-a-cape-and-a-peninsula-They-seem-to-have-different-definitions-that-are-in-practice-actually-the-same-thing.
> As they put it "a cape can be found at the end of a peninsula. Peninsulas
> are not found at the end of capes"
>
> I also give you Cape York Peninsula,
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_York_Peninsula which is a peninsula
> terminating in Cape York - definitely no "narrow strips of land" involved!
> :-)
>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme
>
>
>
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