[Tagging] how to tag: water enclosure beneath fountains

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 13:45:36 BST 2012

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

Not a good choice imo.

> 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

Definitively wrong - wiki is correct here.

> Do you know any other tag fitting small scale, urban, man made
> enclosures of water (possibly fed by a fountain or well)?

If there is no fountain I would use natural=water (for compatibility)
and landcover=water together with water=<whatever>.

> 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?

A fountain I would map as area with amenity=fountain.


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