[Tagging] Lake or Pond

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 10:51:39 UTC 2018

Was the depression, where the water is, formed by man? If so then it 
could be tagged as a basin ..

Reservoirs are not only for irrigation, many around me are there to 
supply water for human consumption.
So I don't think the use of the water is relevant to defining a reservoir.

On 20/07/18 20:41, Sebastian wrote:
> Hi,
> With artificial I meant it is a hole with a plastic foil. Everything 
> except sand is artificial and needs to be maintainer in this region.
> I have been contemplating if these lakes are also used as a reservoir 
> for irrigation myself. However I can't confirm or deny this.
> I'll keep the lake tags then, no pond.
> PS: I hope my response to the digest gets filed properly.
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> Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:49:46 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Lake or Pond
> ... or a reservoir, as Warin points out.
> On 20 July 2018 at 11:46, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com 
> <mailto:voschix at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         The description in the (OSM) wiki states: "A pond: a body of
>         standing water, man-made in most cases, that is usually
>         smaller than a lake."
>     This definition is different from the Wikipedia definition:
>     " A *pond* is a body <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_of_water>
>     of standing water
>     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_stagnation>, either natural
>     or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake
>     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake> "
>         What are your thoughts?
>     Our wiki is misleading
>     The "thing" in the Mapillary photo is a lake, not a pond,
>     regardless of what the OSM wiki says.
>     It's too large for a pond
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