[Tagging] how to tag: water enclosure beneath fountains

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 13:44:06 BST 2012

Those pools are a part of the fountain, so I would tag the whole area as a
fountain. The part where the water comes out, and the pool are one entity,
one doesn't have any use without the other.

Janko Mihelić

2012/10/1 Ronnie Soak <chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com>

> Hi,
> recently someone mapped a lot of fountains here, so tried to find out
> how they should be tagged. But I failed.
> I found both natural=water or landuse=basin to be in use for those
> features, but both have their flaws.
> natural=water
> - wiki page doesn't specify, but details, examples and name imply the
> use for a natural feature
> - but it is used for all kinds of water features, man made or natural
> (more of a landcover-like tag)
> - not able to get specific usage figures from taginfo due to variety of
> uses.
> landuse=basin
> - wiki page doesn't specify, but key and sub-types seem to fit for
> large stormwater/rainwater installations only
> - not that much in use according to taginfo
> Do you know any other tag fitting small scale, urban, man made
> enclosures of water (possibly fed by a fountain or well)?
> I can see this equally well in the amenity= or man_made= namespace.
> Or just keeping it with amenity=fountain mapped as an area? Or tag both?
> Opinions?
> Best regards,
> Chaos
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