[Talk-GB] UK coastline data

Tony Shield tony.shield999 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 22:13:44 UTC 2019


That page contains

"The Mean low water spring 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_low_water_spring> is the position of 
the lowest tide. There is currently no agreed way of tagging this line 
in OSM. One way of tagging it is to tag the area between the mean low 
water spring and OSM coastline as natural 

Methinks that MLW or MLWS should be defined in the way that 
Coastline/MHW is.

On 13/07/2019 21:52, Colin Smale wrote:
> On 2019-07-13 22:42, Tony Shield wrote:
>> Hi
>> I meant that OSM does not have an agreed way of tagging MLWS or MLW. 
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dcoastline
> That page is about coastline, which is high water, not low water. But 
> you are probably right. In the case of the UK, there are proxies like 
> admin boundaries which help a lot, and the OS have been good enough to 
> survey all this coastal stuff, but there is no way of tagging a line 
> with "boundary=lwm" or whatever. Should it be a tag on a way, similar 
> to the way the coastline is tagged? Or should it be a huge relation, 
> like the admin boundary of the United Kingdom?
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