[Talk-ca] coastline between Montreal and Sorel, Quebec

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Apr 4 08:32:14 UTC 2014

> From: personal at charleskiyanda.com [mailto:personal at charleskiyanda.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:27 AM
> To: Harald Kliems
> Cc: talk-ca at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [Talk-ca] coastline between Montreal and Sorel, Quebec
> The question of where does the coastline end and riverbank start is a
> question that was probably debated at length 4-5 years ago with no
> clear resolution. The page does mention the great lakes as an example
> of lakes "wrongly" tagged with coastline, but that will probably stay
> like that in the near future. Personally, I think the great lakes
> should stay as coastline not just because it'd be hard to change. It
> might be worth coming to a consensus here first before we try to fix
> the coastline between Montréal and Sorel. Clearly, the current
> situation is suboptimal.

Last time the Great Lakes were discussed, the consensus was that they, 
along with a few substantial water bodies, should be tagged with 
natural=coastline. This isn't a question of rendering, it's a question 
of data modelling.	

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