[Tagging] Rio de la Plata edit war

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sun Aug 2 10:29:05 UTC 2020


On Sunday 02 August 2020, Paul Norman via Tagging wrote:
>
> I would consider an area mapped as water both with natural=coastline
> and waterway=riverbank or natural=water in error. I haven't seen any
> cases where this is done.

It is long term established practice at the Elbe and Weser in Germany:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/57390762
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/250290462

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/3352832
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/28115705

If you consider that incorrect you also have to ask yourself if you draw 
the same conclusion for natural=bay and natural=strait polygons:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/1675626
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/9072799

Even though the overall range of positions is not that large the 
specific placement of the coastline closure is often not done with a 
lot of consideration.  That would certainly very much improve if we had 
visual feedback on the water differentiation in OSM-Carto:

https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/pull/4128

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Christoph Hormann
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