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

Kevin Kenny kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 00:41:45 UTC 2019

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 7:21 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick
<graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2019 at 09:26, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
>> On Saturday 19 January 2019, Markus wrote:
>> > By the way, i measured a few dozen of
>> > points/capes/headlands/peninsulas of Brittany. Most either have an
>> > area of about 0.1–0.5 km² (they are usually called pointes 'points')
>> > or > 1.5 km² (called capes 'capes' or presqu'îles 'peninsulas'), so
>> > the 1 km² limit doesn't seem to be that bad, but could also be
>> > halved.
>> Frankly i don't even remotely follow your argument here.  Maybe it would
>> help if you could tell me how to determine the area of the capes i
>> previously used as examples:
> I'd suggest don't worry about their "size" & simply map them by what they're called Cape Agulhas is a =cape, Cape York Peninsula is a =peninsula.
> Smaller features, such as
> Burleigh Headland https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/-28.0932/153.4591,
> Point Danger https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/-28.1650/153.5530, &
> Southport Spit https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=13/-27.9567/153.4276
> could all also be mapped as =cape (although the Spit should possibly be an =isthmus? {which doesn't actually exist yet!}))

Does tagging them differently address a practical need? If we map
these things are area features, it's easy to compute an area and use
that to filter search results. We don't HAVE to have a tag for every
word in the English language! 'cape', 'spit', 'point', 'promontory',
'neck', 'hook' are all used in my part of the world for small
peninsulas, and many large peninsulas have the word 'cape' in their
names by synecdoche.

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