[Tagging] water=pool

Mark Bradley ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 18:22:03 UTC 2017

> Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:24:39 +0100
> From: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> To: daveswarthout at gmail.com, "Tag discussion, strategy and related
> 	tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] water=pool
> Message-ID: <EDCC78A7-C56D-48E2-8E88-8DD81FBC5C77 at gmail.com>
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> > On 22 Mar 2017, at 08:53, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Either waterway=pool (TagInfo: 26 uses), or waterway=stream_pool, would be
> better than water=stream_pool.
> I would prefer water over waterway as a key, because this is about areas/polygons, for
> which we typically use natural=water and subtags. This would also allow to keep
> waterway=riverbank for the whole stream-/river-area (which is so far the only
> significant exception where waterway is used for areas and not as a linear graph
> model).
> I would be ok with leisure as well, although this is mostly used for artificial features so
> far, and there might raise some confusion with "ordinary" swimming pools.
> cheers,
> Martin

To categorize these pools as a subcategory of leisure seems shortsighted to me, because that may not be the only use for them, just as not all swimming pools are for leisure.  I would prefer they be tagged as a value of water or waterway, instead of inferring they are only for leisure.


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