[Tagging] Tag:waterway=tidal_channel is Approved!

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 05:27:29 UTC 2019

Nederland: not Kreek, but Mui. Suatiegeul is officially correct but I have never heard or seen it IRL.

Mvg Peter Elderson

> Op 24 jul. 2019 om 04:31 heeft Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> The voting period has ended for
> Proposed_features/Tag:waterway=tidal_channel with 17 votes to approve
> and none in opposition.
> The wiki page for the approved feature is located at
> Tag:waterway=tidal_channel:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dtidal_channel and
> I've added the tag to Map Features
> If you map areas at the coast, please consider if there are any
> waterways in your area that should be tagged as a tidal channel.
> These are natural tidal waterways within the coastal marine
> environment with bi-directional flow of salty water which depends on
> the tides. Such channels form along protected coasts with limited wave
> action and a gradual slope, usually within tidal mud flats, salt
> marshes or mangroves.
> Many are called a "creek", "pill", "slough" or "inlet" locally,
> depending on the dialect of English.
> In Germany they are called a "Piel" or sometimes a "Loch".
> "Priel" is also the name in Catalan, and "Pril" is used in Danish.
> "Suatiegeul" or "Kreek" is used in the Netherlands.
> If Wikipedia is correct, they may be a "Grau" or perhaps "Crique" in
> some dialects of French
> "Esterio" might be used in Portugal
> Joseph
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