[talk-au] Port Hacking (Bay v. Water)

Markus_g markus_g at bigpond.com
Wed Oct 20 14:08:12 BST 2010

I have noticed that Port Hacking still doesn't appear in blue on the Mapnik
Layer. Maybe natural=bay isn't supported as multipolygons. On the wikki it
only shows usage to be for nodes and ways. It doesn't make sense though that
it worked ok on Botany Bay.

I had a look at world usage of natural=bay

  tag	     value	uses	   node	way  relation 
natural	bay	15,286  15,029	240	17	  

Maybe it should be natural=water after all.

Any ideas.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:talk-au-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Harvey
Sent: Wednesday, 20 October 2010 9:21 AM
To: OSM Australian Talk List
Subject: Re: [talk-au] Port Hacking (Bay v. Water)

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:34 PM, Markus_g <markus_g at bigpond.com> wrote:
> Well at the moment it isn't rendering correctly as there is no coastline
> across the entrance.
I see you've fix that now.

> Well to be tagged as natural=water it should be a body of standing water,
> such as a lake or pond.
> To be tagged as natural=bay it should be an area of water mostly
> or otherwise demarcated by land. Bays generally have calmer waters than
> surrounding sea, due to the surrounding land blocking some waves and often
> reducing winds. It can also be an inlet in a lake or pond.
> I think it should be a bay or coastline.
> If I am unsure I use the following source to decide, but others may have
> different reasons to tag certain ways.
> http://www.ga.gov.au/place-name/
> It lists the feature code for Port Hacking as a bay.
> http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/gazd01?rec=78217#

Okay, I'm happy with bay now.

I've split off some of the other bays
(http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/6103886), I wasn't sure
if these should also form part of the mulitpolygon as well as outer.

Also it seems the main boundary for Port Hacking is a way traced from
Yahoo, it is close to the ABS administrative boarder, I was wondering
if we should just place the Port Hacking boarder on the ABS boundary.

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