San Simon Barrier Structure Dam

Posted by Richard Hufford on 31 August 2013 in English (English)

I updated the San Simon Barrier Structure Dam, which is located on the San Simon River southwest of Solomonville, AZ. It is an erosion control structure, consisting of an earthen dam with a Baffle Chute where the river passes through it. (I got the term Baffle Chute from Wikipedia). Here are the changes I made:

  1. Documented the main road to the dam.

  2. Added a way, with the tag waterway=dam, along the top of the dam. I also added the tag, name=San Simon Barrier Structure Dam, to the way.

  3. Moved the node from the Tiger data, so that it is on the way that I added, on the Baffle Chute. I also corrected the spelling of San Simon on that node.

4, There's a footpath from the place where I parked to the top of the dam at one side of the baffle chute. I added a way for that, with the tag highway=footway, but I am not sure that the map was updated with this way.

I am a bit confused about the way the name of the dam is displayed. Last night, it appeared to me that the name was still displayed for the Tiger node, and that no name is displayed for the way that represents the dam. It seems to me that I should delete the Tiger node and that the name should be displayed on the dam, but I'm not sure if that's the right thing for me to do.

Location: Gripe, Graham County, Arizona, 85551, United States of America

Comment from jremillard on 1 September 2013 at 00:34

Hi Richard,

I looked at your edit. I recommend

  • copy gnis:feature_id tag/value to the way (aka dam)
  • copy ele tag/value to the way (aka dam)
  • Delete all of the tags on the node

This way, should be the same + ele, and gnis:feature_id

The node was imported from the GNIS database, because we have the feature mapped with a way, we don't need the node tags anymore

Thanks Jason

Comment from malenki on 2 September 2013 at 15:13

If you map a feature as area for which before just a node existed you should not delete the node but use it on the area (with all tags removed).
So other mappers can follow more easily an objects history.

To make such an edit easy use "replace geometry" (which tool is iirc contained in utilsplugin2).

Comment from Richard Hufford on 2 September 2013 at 15:27

Thank you, jremillard and malenki. I'll try to correct my entries today or tomorrow. When I work on OSM, I tend to forget about all of the other things I have to do, so I need to keep myself from making the fix immediately!

Comment from Richard Hufford on 4 September 2013 at 02:36

I added utilsplugin2 to JOSM, and now I get a message that utilsplugin2 requires JOSM v 6162, but I only have JOSM v 6115. I thought I was using an up-to-date version of JOSM. Is the correct version available for Windows?

Comment from Richard Hufford on 12 September 2013 at 04:39

After updating plugins, utilsplugin2 now runs with my version of JOSM. I can use the Replace Geometry tool, now.

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