[Tagging] ele-key for lakes / water bodies and glaciers

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 09:49:21 BST 2010

2010/8/24 Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net>:
> I would expect the opposite - the elevation of the water surface above "sea
> level". It appears that Google Earth does it this way (e.g. Lake Arrowhead ~
> 34.258476, -117.182861).

If you look at other maps e.g. here:
you can see that elevation (in this case) is used for the ground, not
the surface.

on the other hand, here elevation is used for the surface:

> depth=* should then be used to tag the depth of the
> floor below the water surface.

yes, depth for tagging the water-depth, but that doesn't help for elevation.


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