[Tagging] reservoir_type=tailings

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 03:12:17 BST 2012

I've only heard tailings used to refer to the waste from mining.

Regarding wastewater treatment, I'm assuming other reservoir_types
discussed were things like sedimentation and aeration?


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Today we had a discussion on talk-de how to map the different pools
> and reservoirs in a wastewater treatment plant. One of the tags that
> came up was reservoir_type=tailings, referenced from this page:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dreservoir
> It is not completely clear, if this tag really was intended for
> specific baisins inside a wasterwater treatment plant, or if this is a
> feature in conjunction with mining (
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Mining ). Maybe
> we should be more specific here in the wording? IMHO we should try to
> find a definition to put into the wiki which is in line with current
> use of this tag in OSM.
> I also noticed that NHD uses the word tailings pond for the SHP keys
> 43604 and 43605:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/National_Hydrography_Dataset
> for Reservoir (Disposal-Tailings Pond Earthen) and Reservoir
> (Disposal-Tailings Pond Unspecified)
> Cheers,
> Martin
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