[OSM-talk] Mapping rivers that flow into/through lakes?

Fran├žois Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 08:21:57 UTC 2018

2018-02-23 6:53 GMT+01:00 Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl>:

> On 2018-02-22 22:59, Rory McCann wrote:
> If you asked someone "Where does this river end?" they'd probably point
>> to where it joins the lake. Connecting the river to the "central river"
>> breaks this. And it can result in odd long ways. I might have gone a
>> little OTT here (
>> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=water&lon=27.98062&lat=
>> -16.95179&zoom=11
>> ) or here (
>> http://tools.geofabrik.de/osmi/?view=water&lon=-8.26705&lat=
>> 52.99047&zoom=11
>> ).
> I see nothing wrong with those examples, I would do it the same,
> especially if the rivers can be sailed on by boat. Then you absolutely need
> the rivers to be connected to a central river (or fairway) in the lake.

I agree too and this is how I use to map rivers in lakes.

This is great thing to have comprehensive topology for waterways.

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