[Tagging] Storm drains (was Feature Proposal - RFC - Kerb)

osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au
Thu Aug 11 14:34:53 BST 2011

I've been digging through the wiki and taginfo too since I read your last
post. Haven't found anything either.


I guess nobody has bothered tagging storm drains yet?


manhole=drain is clearly wrong I would say.


I'll probably go with man_made=storm_drain if I don't find anything better.


From: Josh Doe [mailto:josh at joshdoe.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 11 August 2011 11:00 PM
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Subject: [Tagging] Storm drains (was Feature Proposal - RFC - Kerb)


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM, Josh Doe <josh at joshdoe.com> wrote:

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 11:48 PM, <osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au> wrote:

How should a stormwater drain be tagged?


You could use kerb=normal (a value being discussed) to indicate it is not
accessible to vehicles (car/bike/wheelchair). Since I can't find a tag for
stormwater drains, perhaps just add a note (or propose a new tag :). I'd say
it should be tagged both as a kerb and a stormwater drain.

I'm kind of curious about this now. The closest tag in use might be
manhole=drain, though to me manhole is what it sounds like, a way for
maintenance personnel to climb down a hole to access pipes and equipment.
Oftentimes storm drains don't have true manholes but just a grate that can
be removed to clean the storm drain out (as in the above picture). Of
course, this wouldn't be the worse logical inconsistency in our tagging
scheme. :)

One proposal [1] suggests using man_made=storm_drain "for storm drain in the
street", though it has no uses according to Taginfo. 

[0]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:manhole
[1]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/water_network 

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