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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 10:32:23 UTC 2018

Am Mo., 8. Okt. 2018 um 12:24 Uhr schrieb Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de

> 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.

+1, hence the proposal of a proper tag for a group of lakes.

> 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:
> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecklenburgische_Seenplatte
> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lausitzer_Seenland

these are not actually groups of lakes, they are names for geographic
regions that also refer to lakes in their names (but cover more than just
the water areas). They are like the black forest, which is not a forest, it
is a geographic area where a lot of terrain is covered by forests and where
the name refers to trees, but which also comprises other kinds of landuses
and landcover.

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