[Tagging] landuse=water_wellfield

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Mon Apr 8 06:48:21 UTC 2013


Am 07.04.2013 22:25, schrieb Guillaume Allegre:
> Hello,
> I would like to propose a new tag for discussion, here and on the
> wiki page: 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/water_network#Water_network_.28drinkable.29
>  landuse=water_wellfield, a zone dedicated to water pumping for
> drinkable water networks, generally with the following
> characteristics: - surrounded by a fence with locked gates, access
> reserved to the operator, - sparsely scattered technical buildings
> (wells, pumps, power substations), linked by service tracks/roads, -
> surface generally covered with grass, with rare other vegetation
> (scrubs, wood), since grass is easy to mow and can be used to trap
> superficial pollution.
> A water_wellfiel is a landuse per se, excluding any other activities
> in the same zone. It can be associated with a strict
> boundary=protected_area, or included into a larger, less strict one.
I know at least one that's not excluding any other landuse, but has
apple trees planted sparsely on the grass that covers most of the area,
the German word for it is "Streuobstwiese", and that's used even in the
English wikipedia for it [1].

At least that single example, located around here [2] (and not in OSM
yet), matches that combination, but I guess it's more often the case.

Of course you are right for some parts of protectioned area for the same
purpose, but it's not the water well field alone that protects the area
or excludes different usage IMHO.
Nevertheless a tag for that kind might be useful.


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchard#Meadow_orchard_.28Streuobstwiese.29

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