[Talk-GB] Waterways Map (was invisible)
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Thu Jan 20 11:59:43 GMT 2011
On 20/01/2011 11:10, Jerry Clough - OSM wrote:
> Certainly the Grantham Canal is a good place to clarify how to tag
> canals in various states of disuse: ...
> ... Cromford Canal from Cromford to Ambergate ...
Mea culpa for parts of both of those. I think that I used "canoeable"
(i.e. having some water in it) as indicating whether it was a "canal"or
a "derelict_canal". Neither appear to be regularly used/usable for
canal boats now; in the case of the Grantham canal as has already been
mentioned it's piped under some roads and has trees growing in it in
places; in the case of that stretch of the Cromford canal much of what
the nature reserve now preserves would be obliterated if you took a boat
Suggestions for improved disused canal tagging are welcome - something
that distinguishes between "not usable by traditional canal boats", "has
no water in it" and "path still clearly visible as an indentation in the
landscape". In the case of the Grantham canal outside of Nottingham
there's probably enough descriptive information there to retag it
without a visit if someone's keen.
On 20/01/2011 11:20, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> The modern-day Friends of the Cromford Canal occasionally run boat trips
> there, I think.
I suspect that you could probably get a larger boat along the top bit
(just south of Ambergate) without too many issues, but I think the
bottom bit had signs suggesting not to disturb anything.
I do see occasional leaflets in pubs from the Friends of the Cromford
Canal, suggesting rejoining some of the sections, but the size of the
task ahead of them is substantial.
In OSM there are disused sections of that still mapped from NPE I
believe, so there's more to be done there too.
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