[Tagging] Lake or Pond

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Jul 20 10:57:56 UTC 2018

On 20 July 2018 11:51:39 BST, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>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

And some around here are to store water for the canal system. 

Phil (trigpoint) 
>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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>> From: Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com <mailto:voschix at gmail.com>>
>> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" 
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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
>>     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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