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In my area there is an Irrigation Canal with an aqueduct section, how should I map it?

I've read that I should use the pipeline tag, and I did it that way. I used the following: man_made=pipeline, location=overground, type=water. This, as I expected, is not rendered in mapnik.

Furthermore, behing a tall structure made of concrete, with water flowing openly without any kind of pipe I found it anoying, because in my mind that is an aqueduct.

Shoul I maintain those tags and add the cannal tag? Or should I use the "historic=aqueduct" tag?

asked 27 Mar '12, 20:36

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Without knowing exactly how it looks like from what you write waterway=canal+bridge=*(probably "beam" or just "yes") seems like a good option. If there is no pipe, there is no reason to tag it as pipeline. For historic=aqueduct it depends on the time this was built, but is not likely your case.

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answered 27 Mar '12, 21:54

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Also, instead of "location=overground" you should use "layer=1" (and if you wish "height=*").

(27 Mar '12, 22:53) Vincent de P... ♦

And you can use "bridge=aqueduct" as suggested on the wiki:http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bridge

(28 Mar '12, 12:29) Pieren

Thanks everybody. Used waterway=canal;bridge=aqueduct;layer=1; and width=1

(28 Mar '12, 19:19) jpaf84
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