[Tagging] Sluice gate vs valve (was Re: Reviewing wiki pages - Tag:landcover=greenery, Tag:waterway=sluice gate, Tag:landcover=water, Tag:landcover=shrubs, Tag:landcover=sand, Tag:waterway=slReviewing wiki pages - Tag:landcover=water, Tag:landcover=shrubs, Tag:landcover=greenery, Tag:landcover=sand, Natural landscape, Exceptional trafficuice gate, Natural landscape, Exceptional traffic)

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 05:46:32 UTC 2019

Is the second picture a valve ?
https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-sluice-gate.htm  This page calls it
sluice gate. I'm not familiar with the terminology, so perhaps experts
can enlighten me.

On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 8:23 PM François Lacombe
<fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Le mer. 17 juil. 2019 à 15:07, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dsluice_gate
>> The person that added this page, is not happy with
>> waterway=flow_control; flow_control=sluice_gate
>> (discussion on Belgian Forum:
>> https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=66728 )
> I'm sorry I can't be part of Ducth discussions.
> Both waterway=flow_control + flow_control=sluice_gate and waterway=sluice_gate aren't properly described on wiki and used respectively about 500 and 250 times each.
> A proposal remains about the first https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/sluice_gate
> As a reviewed key valve=gate exists, I'd be in favor of a third possibility : waterway=valve + valve=gate
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:valve%3Dgate (I know one of the examples involves a sluice gate and described as pipeline=valve).
> This would be consistent with pipeline=valve (equivalent of flow control device) + valve=gate.
> waterway=valve would be designed for every situation where pipeline=valve isn't suitable (i.e when the duct isn't a pipeline, for free flow canals, tunnels and so on...)
> All the best
> François
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