[Talk-GB] Changing highway=ford to ford=yes.

Martin Wynne martin at templot.com
Sun Jan 6 16:44:23 UTC 2019

On 06/01/2019 15:50, Edward Catmur wrote:
 > It would seem a bit much to map the ford as an area unless both the 
river and the highway away from the ford are mapped as areas. For the 
same reason I wouldn't usually map a ford as a way unless the river is 
mapped as an area.

Thanks Edward.

But what does "a bit much" mean in relation to mapping what you find on 
the ground? Either a thing is there or it isn't. You can leave it out, 
or make a reasonable stab at drawing what you actually see in front of 
your nose.

For example I have just been updating a local ford well-known to me, 
over the River Rea at Neen Savage:



That section of the river is mapped as an area, so I have added an area 
of it as landuse=ford where it is also an area of road.

I have been mapping local waterways as areas, where both banks are shown 
as such on OS OpenData. It is a tedious process because river banks are 
usually so wiggly. So I do a bit at a time as my time permits.

Which raises another question -- what is the correct temporary tagging 
for "this is where I've got to, I will come back and do some more soon, 
I know it's not finished"?



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