[Tagging] How to tag a cistern?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 09:51:56 UTC 2015

On 1/02/2015 8:31 PM, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> "cistern" in English implies underground or covered.
> You want something like
> man_made=water_tank (unfortunately often used as fish?-water tank)
> or
> man_made=storage
> storage=water
> On 31 January 2015 at 00:49, S Volk <svolk2 at hotmail.com 
> <mailto: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)?

I don't see any limits for 'landuse=reservoir' ? So it could be used 
from small to large. And if that is the 'best fit' then use it.

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