[Tagging] How to tag named group of named water areas?

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Mon Oct 8 10:22:03 UTC 2018

It is a good idea to keep in mind that we have a well established 
tagging scheme for something quite similar, that is place=archipelago 
and place=island.  This could serve you as a blueprint to select a 
suitable tagging in your case.

Also keep in mind however that if you want to tag a name for a group of 
lakes that needs to be verifiable - no matter what tagging you use.  
Most names for larger groups of lakes refer to a non-verifiable 
geometry in the sense that is is not verifiable which lakes belong to 
the group.  Examples:


Such features do not belong in OpenStreetMap.

Christoph Hormann

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