[Tagging] How to tag a cistern?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 09:31:19 UTC 2015

"cistern" in English implies underground or covered.

You want something like
man_made=water_tank (unfortunately often used as firw-water tank)


On 31 January 2015 at 00:49, S Volk <svolk2 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been mapping on Africa in HOT tasks and around, I've seen some
> cisterns, also know that some humanitarian NGOs have made many cisterns  on
> Africa (also water_wells).
> Question:
> How to tag a cistern (it seems to be not like what is shown for
> "landuse=reservoir"; rather a small "man made" reservoir, on ground level
> or escavated, for either natural or treated water)?
> Or, in addition, since there are tags for "man_made=water_well, "man_made=
> water_tower", wouldn't it be worth to have a tag like "man_made=cistern"?
> Thank you in advance, regards,
> Sérgio (user:SergioAJV)
> svolk2 at hotmail.com
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