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

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sat Jan 5 12:06:04 UTC 2019


On Saturday 05 January 2019, Markus wrote:
>
> I originally included the requirement for an isthmus in order to have
> a clear differentiation from capes, as the broader definition of
> peninsulas without the requirement for an isthmus overlaps with the
> (broader) definition of capes, see e.g. Merriam-Webster:
>
> [...]

To make this clear once again since this continues to be forgotten:  The 
meaning of tags in OSM does not necessarily have anything to do with 
the culture specific definition of the terms used for key and value 
from some dictionary.  natural=cape means what it is used for in OSM 
and this - at least until

https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/3452

had nothing even remotely to do with peninsulas.  This meaning is 
described on the wiki (and indeed i tried to make it reflect the actual 
use):

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural=cape

These are typical major capes:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/32532727
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2510985983
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2098928265
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4727612495
https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2696775247

-- 
Christoph Hormann
http://www.imagico.de/



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