[Tagging] Drain vs. ditch
ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 21:23:42 UTC 2019
> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:11:20 +0000
> From: Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Drain vs. ditch
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 18:05, EthnicFood IsGreat <
> ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Then what would you call a natural waterway that is too small to be a
>> Two possibilities.
> 1) A stream.
> 2) Not worth mapping.
> Take your pick. :)
Well, call it micromapping if you want, but I've mapped many of these in
the midwestern US. I do most of my mapping in the country, and
sometimes these are the only features to map in a certain area without
the map being blank. I have been tagging them as drains, because they
are too small to be called a stream, and they are not artificial, so
they are not ditches. (At least in the OSM sense.) Many of them start
out as being just a swale in a farmer's field, where they are usually
intermittent. Many of them are named.
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