[Tagging] RFC: Seaway key - proposal for mapping ports
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Sat Mar 6 12:26:59 UTC 2021
On Sat, 6 Mar 2021 at 09:45, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> > On 5 Mar 2021, at 18:08, Malcolm Herring via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> > Why did you choose "seaway" - that kind of implies a route rather than a
> terminus. Would not "seaport" be a better fit for the objects you are
> the term seaway was chosen as these are related to transportation on the
But "way" very strongly implies "route" in this context.
> Similar to how railway=station refers to railbased infrastructure but
> isn’t about a route
A railway station is a station on a railway. The railway has to be there
to be an operational railway station. Your argument would work if you were
proposing seaway to tag shipping routes and the like. From Wiktionary,
a seaway is a path through the sea. See
Unless you are proposing to tag actual routes with it, "seaway" is a
misleading use of the term.
If you're looking for a term that includes ports, harbours, shipping
marinas and the like, that term is "dock."
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dock_(maritime) Additional information
regarding how the terms are used can be found at
which explain that harbours, marinas, etc. are places where ships and
boats can be docked.
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