[Tagging] Drain vs. ditch

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Wed Jan 16 22:08:30 UTC 2019

On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 09:45:21PM +0000, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 21:24, EthnicFood IsGreat <
> ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com> wrote:
>   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.)
> >
> You appear to be talking about small streams.  Which are, as far as OSM is
> concerned, just
> streams.  Using either drain or ditch for a natural stream, even a small
> one, is tagging for the
> renderer.

+1  There is no lower limit on the size of a stream in British English,
although something smaller than say, I don't know, 1O cm, might be
called a "trickle" informally.

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