[Tagging] Drain vs. ditch

EthnicFood IsGreat ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 16:59:23 UTC 2019

> Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:08:30 +0000
> From: ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com>
> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Drain vs. ditch
> 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.

Okay ael, Paul, and Joseph, it's clear I have not been applying tags 
using OSM's definitions.  Sorry.


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