[Talk-GB] UK coastline data

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 13 20:43:36 UTC 2019

On 2019-07-13 22:30, Devonshire wrote:

> Unfortunately, this is one of those fairly pointless discussions that characterises OSM. I know it isn't always possible but I prefer the meaning of words in OSM tags to have the same meaning as in everyday conversation. If you want to add a way on every river in the country describing the mean low water level then fine but that doesn't mean you need to call it coastline.

Coastline would be the high water line, not low water. But your point is
valid - equating coastline to MHW could better be called a heuristic
instead of a rule. It works most of the time, but we have to accommodate
exceptions. All we have to do now, is to define what constitutes an

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