[OSM-talk] waterway - "routable network" and reservoirs/lakes

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 28 11:45:18 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-28 13:37, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 July 2015, Colin Smale wrote:
>> Hi Christoph, my suggestion was to clearly separate the subject of
>> water flow from the subject of routing. Whether roads are mostly
>> bidirectional or not is irrelevant I think, as routers have to be
>> able to handle one-way roads anyway.[...]
> The requirement to connect waterways within water areas to create a
> routable network is primarily about water flow and not about water
> navigation.  If you want to discuss the needs for water navigation that
> is fine but any results of such discussion will have little bearing on
> the suggestion to link waterways to create a routable network.

Do you think that hydrological analysis is a wider field of application 
than water navigation?
I was of the opinion that the connection of waterways within OSM was 
primarily for navigation.


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