Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#11223 closed enhancement (fixed)

remove waterway=wadi from preset and complain in validator about objects with such tag

Reported by: mkoniecz Owned by: team
Priority: normal Milestone: 15.03
Component: Core validator Version:
Keywords: template_report Cc:


As discussed on tagging mailing list[a] and described on wiki[b] this tag is ambiguous. It may mean ephemeral river, valley, typical course of flash floods. What worse word wadi is used in multiple languages with multiple meanings. waterway=wadi is also not allowing to differentiate between large and small waterways.

It is recommended to use waterway=river/waterway=stream + intermittent=yes for waterways, natural=valley for valleys.

I am proposing to drop rendering of this tag.

[a] - thread "waterway=wadi problem"

What steps will reproduce the problem?

  1. create way
  2. tag it as waterway=wadi
  3. run validator

What is the expected result?

Value wadi is not proposed during editing.
Validator complains about waterway=wadi.

What happens instead?

Value should not be in presets.
Validator should complain - something like "use waterway=river/waterway=stream + intermittent=yes for waterways, natural=valley for valleys"

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if possible.

I am asking to revert #9013 and add validator warning. Automatic fix is not feasible.

Revision: 8132
Repository Root:
Relative URL: ^/trunk
Last Changed Author: Don-vip
Last Changed Date: 2015-03-10 01:17:39 +0100 (Tue, 10 Mar 2015)
Build-Date: 2015-03-10 02:31:04
Repository UUID: 0c6e7542-c601-0410-84e7-c038aed88b3b
Last Changed Rev: 8132

Identification: JOSM/1.5 (8132 en) Linux Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS
Memory Usage: 381 MB / 889 MB (124 MB allocated, but free)
Java version: 1.8.0_40, Oracle Corporation, Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM
Dataset consistency test: No problems found

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Klumbumbus

Milestone: 15.03

There is a similar problem with tag:waterway=rapids, but it seems there is no real established alternitive tagging scheme.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Klumbumbus

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 8135/josm:

fix #11223 - remove waterway=wadi and waterway=rapids, update natural=ridge, natural=valley and intermittent=yes

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