[Imports] cleanup broken import "fix"
chris_hormann at gmx.de
Thu May 29 10:33:57 UTC 2014
On Thursday 29 May 2014, malenki wrote:
> > One thing that bothers me about this is that with the new tagging
> > scheme for rivers (natural=water + water=river)
> Did I miss something? Where was the "new tagging scheme" proposed?
Has been around for quite some time see:
but as you showed it is not used much. Still it means that it can no
more be assumed that natural=water indicates standing water. Therefore
by removing this tag without replacement you remove the information on
The original source of the data is NHD which does make a fairly proper
distinction in this regard AFAIK. Therefore it would be a significant
loss to simply delete this information.
> > On the other hand the distinction lake - pond is somewhat pointless
> > anyway so i would suggest you simply change it to water=lake.
> That doesn't work. Some of the objects look like puddles on Bing,
> others are dry/intermittent.
The lake/pond distinction does not say anything about permanency. In
fact there is currently no established verifiable criterion to make
this distinction at all. I do not know any use of the data that
actually interprets water=lake differently from water=pond.
But if you do not want to use water=lake because some of them are very
small that is fine - water=standing or river=no would work as well.
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