[talk-au] Coastline and beaches

Brett Russell brussell237 at live.com.au
Tue Jan 8 10:32:24 GMT 2013

Hi Andrew

Assuming that I am reading OSM instructions correct the beach is suppose to only extend to the high water mark so the coastline and beach should have a one to one relationship on the water side.  But then I have been wrong before with OSM.


> From: andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com
> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2013 21:01:09 +1100
> Subject: Re: [talk-au] Coastline and beaches
> To: brussell237 at live.com.au
> Worth keeping in mind that the natural=coastline is at the mean high
> water mark, but I would think that the extent of the beach would go
> out to sea to thte mean low water mark.
> I haven't necissarily followed this myself all the time, but I think
> it makes sense. Any other thoughts?
> On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Brett Russell <brussell237 at live.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Looking as always to get better at OSM and read up on beaches and
> > coastlines.  Noticed that coastlines need care so not inclined to play with
> > them too much but a question on the relationship to a beach.  Ideally one
> > side of the beach ends in water so should the beach be linked to the coast
> > line, ie by clicking on each point of reference for the coast lines?  I hope
> > so as it means when you adjust one the other will adjust that makes sense.
> > I have added Copper Beach in Tasmania using this approach and linked a
> > walking track to it.
> >
> > Anyway, as always I will be guided by others on this.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
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