[Talk-GB] Waterways Map (was invisible)

Malcolm Herring malcolm.herring at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 20 15:27:02 GMT 2011

On 20/01/2011 13:56, martyn wrote:
> In my region, The River Stort navigation, from Roydon up to the limit of
> navigation to Bishops Stortford, is mostly tagged waterway=river.
> But this is frequently navigated, has locks, a towpath, and is wide
> enough for vessels wider than the traditional narrowboats.
> I'm not a waterway specialist compared to some contributors here -
> would this be the most complete set of tags? What else would you add ?
> waterway=canal
> name=River Stort Navigation
> boat=yes
> cheers, Martyn

If it is a river (as in your example), then waterway=river. Some 
waterways with "xxx Navigation" names are often mixtures of original 
rivers and cuts (canals) to circumvent unnavigable sections (weirs, 
rapids, etc). Use the waterway=canal on those sections.

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