Can openstreetmap show river flow direction?

When we edit the river, the river shows the river flow direction. But the view the map didn;t show the river flow direction. Can openstreetmap show the river flow direction on map?

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Hello & welcome, Michael.

The simple answer is yes, it probably could, but the standard Carto display doesn’t, either because nobody has ever thought of it, or they have decided not to.

It was discussed at least once: Render the flow direction of waterways · Issue #625 · gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto · GitHub, & they decided not to proceed, but you may like to refresh that discussion, as things may have changed since then?


Thanks. Hope they can add this feature and I think it is very useful.

The OpenTopoMap shows the direction.


Thank you very much