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

Fran├žois Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 14:50:04 UTC 2018

2018-02-23 15:36 GMT+01:00 Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org>:

> If OSM takes a "all rivers must be connected through lakes", then data
> consumers have a simple job. If OSM says "some will and some won't", then
> data consumers have to process the data to add intra-lake connections. If
> they have to do it some of the time, why bother connecting *any* rivers?

IMHO rivers should always connect through lakes. I'm always mapping like
this, no exception.

> I think I'll change to not connecting rivers, unless it's very obvious,
> and leaving data consumers to connect rivers themselves.
This may be a very hard task, especially if rivers don't share nodes witk
lakes waterbody.

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