How to tag an Overtoom, a method to cross a dike or embankment, without the presence of a lock. the boat with a flat bottom is towed over a certain way paved with wood from one level to another waterlevel ?

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Any chance of a picture?

(18 Jan, 20:29) SomeoneElse ♦
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Dutch wikipedia has some pictures: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overtoom_(overhaal)

(19 Jan, 06:48) escada
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Rollers are used in Cambridge & Oxford to move punts & other small craft round locks. This one has been mapped as waterway=portage but without other details https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/112051815. This looks like a reasonable generic tag, but I think the actual mechanism associated with a portage should be also tagged. Additionally portage may generally apply to places where small craft are physically carried around rapids or other hazards (although whitewater=portage_way, portage & portage=yes all have much more usage).

(19 Jan, 10:09) SK53 ♦
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Wikipedia supports historical usage of portage in a more general sense (rather than current whitewater sports usage): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage.

(19 Jan, 10:12) SK53 ♦
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(20 Jan, 15:13) SK53 ♦

Just an idea, but would leisure=slipway be useful here? It sounds like a similar structure. A slipway is for putting a boat in to or out of the water. What you describe is for pulling a boat out, and then putting it back in. Maybe something like leisure=slipway in combination with slipway=overtoom.

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