[Tagging] RFC: Seaway key - proposal for mapping ports

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 03:35:25 UTC 2021


I do know a little bit about marine operations, close coastal ones at
least! :-)

Bert's suggestion about expanding the use of waterway could work well.

I'm wondering about incorporating that into the proposal, but possibly
replacing "seaway" with a different new tag: "maritime"?

Maritime:
1* : *of, relating to, or bordering on the sea
2 *: *of or relating to navigation or commerce on the sea

So waterway=maritime + maritime=port + port=cargo / cruise / fishing etc

That would get away from concerns that "seaway" should be related to
transport routes, even though there are no exact sea routes, in the way
that railways & roads are exact defined ways. Even ferry routes are, to a
certain degree, approximate, as the vessel could, depending on wind & tide,
move quite markedly sideways, rather than following an precise line.

Thanks

Graeme
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