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

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 09:17:15 UTC 2019

On Sat, 5 Jan 2019 at 22:46, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> Accordingly it would be good if the suggestion is not: Use natural=cape
> for capes and natural=peninsula for peninsulas but if there is an
> discerning abstract definition that is language independent.
> As written on the wiki natural=cape is essentially:
> * seen from water: landmark at the coast to circumnavigate
> * seen from land: coastal extreme point on land in a certain direction

Couldn't 'a point to circumnavigate' lead to confusion because
peninsulas needs to be circumnavigated too? Isn't the current
distinction clear enough?


> What you will probably need to consider is how to distinguish
> natural=peninula from named parts of the coast or named coastal areas

Isn't this clear by definition? The current definition of
natural=peninsula is 'a piece of land nearly surrounded by water or
projecting into water from a larger land mass' while a coastal area is

> and if you want to include more specific coastal land forms like spits.

Good point! It might be better to tag spits separately (natural=spit
seems obvious), as they differ from peninsulas quite a lot with regard
to their shape.

Should i also propose tags for coastal areas and spits?



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