[Tagging] water=pool

Thilo Haug thaug at gmx.de
Sat Mar 11 12:54:07 UTC 2017

Hi Andrew,

in my opinion, this combination is describing it best :
in case it's man_made
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key%3Aman_made>, it should be
tagged like this.
(the person who wrote "man-made in most cases"
possibly talks about the central park ;-) )

Regarding "the process for working out if this is the best choice",
I also assumed there should be something like a "code of conduct",
but it seems there isn't something unambiguous :

On 09-Mar-17 10:48 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
There are a some references to tagging here:


"All the really stressful times for me have been about process. They
haven't been about code. When code doesn't work, that can actually be
exciting ... Process problems are a pain in the ass. You never, ever
want to have process problems ... That's when people start getting
really angry at each other."
Linus Thorvalds

Am 11.03.2017 um 10:24 schrieb Andrew Harvey:
> I'm looking for a tag for "A small and rather deep collection of
> (usually) fresh water, as one supplied by a spring, or occurring in
> the course of a stream;" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pool#English
> also like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_pool.
> They come in all shapes and sizes but are usually part of a
> stream/creek where it is deep enough for water to collect there.
> Some photo examples:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/32171903253/in/datetaken-public/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/32986671125/in/datetaken-public/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/136319147@N08/25031837975/in/datetaken-public/
> It's not a lake which is much larger.
> I don't think it's right to use water=pond, which is "man-made in most
> cases", and seems to be more commonly used for places in a park where
> you find ducks, often with lots of vegetation.
> water=pool seems like the best option. Here is Australia at least a
> lot of them have a name like "... Pool". But since it's undocumented
> I'm not sure what the 226 current uses of the tag are.
> What's the process for working out if this is the best choice, and if
> it turns out to be documenting it on the wiki?
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