Help about Major Editing

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The functions here are for extending the network or adding entirely new waterways and for making bulk changes across many places. Most changes to existing waterways (adding and removing places, re-ordering places, changing distances and lock counts) and to individual places can be made using the normal editing features available from the place and waterway gazetteers.

What the functions available here do, that there is no other way of doing, is to create entirely new and unconnected waterways, and to add new waterways connected to existing ones. The key thing to remember is to do as little editing here, and to do everything you possibly can elsewhere.

For those editors who are uploading a vast amount of data on new waterways, creating a spreadsheet or document with all the elements of the waterways, distances, lock/bridge names and junctions will help with the "wider picture". This will help in avoiding difficulties with incorrect canal lengths, non-connecting junctions and locks in the wrong places.

Names of places on the system should reflect the language of the country that the place is in, with the English version in the sub-heading.

To add a waterway that is a branch of an existing one:

To add an entirely separate waterway – either a small isolated one, or the very first part of a network – use add an isolated place twice to create the two ends of the waterway and then link them using add a waterway.

To add a new waterway linking two existing ones (a newly opened link perhaps) you will only need to use add a waterway.

To change a property for many places based on their name use bulk edit of places

—WARNING — THIS OPTION ALLOWS THE REORGANISATION OF THE WATERWAYS DATABASE IN REAL TIME, SO ASK IF YOU ARE NOT SURE


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