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

Daniel Koć daniel at xn--ko-wla.pl
Sat Jan 5 20:16:09 UTC 2019

W dniu 05.01.2019 o 13:06, Christoph Hormann pisze:
> 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

Sorry, but "piece of land" at the very heart of definition clearly
suggests area rather than node and using areas are allowed for this type
of object. In fact at high zoom level areas are basic, while nodes work
only as an approximation on lower zoom levels. You would not fit entire
Space Center if Cape Canaveral was really a node, for example. It can
only be viewed as a node when looking at the Florida scale.

All the peninsula/cape/etc. distinction is blurry "by design", because
it's how human tries to name/use the natural space, which is not
discrete in many cases:

"Peninsulas are not always named as such; one can also be a headland,
cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit."

[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peninsula ]

We can just set some conventions, just like we do for stream/river or

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