[Tagging] Aqueducts?

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Fri Jan 7 03:32:28 GMT 2011

>   On 7/01/2011 9:19 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > What do you think about waterway=aqueduct ?
> > Around here there are quite some historical aqueducts (e.g. [1]). Most
> > are ruins, but they are still impressive. I tag them
> > waterway=aqueduct, ruin=yes Some are bridge-like (arches), but others
> > are solid underneath.
> Hmm. It could get increasingly difficult to objectively distinguish
> between all the different types of man-made water channel: canal, drain,
> aqueduct. (Incidentally, taginfo shows 40,000 uses of
> "waterway=artificial" - anyone know what that is?)
> I guess the difference in the above is the purpose: transport,
> stormwater, and drinking water respectively. How is one supposed to tag
> an irrigation channel?

Around here, waterway=ditch. This completely sidesteps the question of wider irrigation channels, but I don't have to worry about those since they don't exist out here.

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