[Tagging] coastline v. water

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Thu Nov 19 14:42:08 UTC 2020

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On Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 at 11:34 PM, Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonewolf at gmail.com> wrote:

> This was fascinating reading.  I do agree that we ought to have a definition for what gets tagged natural=coastline, and I think it's fine if that definition has some subjectivity.
> I would offer something as simple as:
> "The coastline should follow the mean high tide line.  In some cases this rule would result in the coastline extending an unreasonable distance along the banks of tidal rivers.  In those cases, mappers should identify a reasonable choke point at which to terminate the inland extent of coastline tagging."

I would just classify it as "where the ocean meets the land".  Any other water that isn't ocean should be mapped as water and tagged appropriately.  That makes the map more accurate and detailed.


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