[Tagging] Riverbanks

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jul 21 11:57:16 UTC 2020

Jul 21, 2020, 10:55 by tomasstraupis at gmail.com:

> 2020-07-21, an, 11:20 dktue rašė:
>> Why do we need both variants and why don't we just say that
>> waterway=riverbank is preferred?
> There is an original OpenStreetMap water schema with lakes as
> natural=water, reservoirs as landuse=reservoir, riverbanks as
> waterway=riverbank etc. It is a perfectly working schema.
>  At some point there was a new schema proposed with a totally nerdy
> motivation "to make some sql's simpler". That new schema has no
> advantage in cartography, GIS or IT sense. 
It has some advantages, probably not sufficient to justify it.
But it actually makes "find all water areas" less troublesome.

> It is totally NERDY.
What you mean by that?


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