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

Javier Sánchez Portero javiersanp at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 14:06:43 UTC 2018

I'm not arguing about any particular tagging, but I would like to point the
fact that the map you send uses different colours for Three Lakes and for
the named lakes (Chloya and Twin Islands lakes). The lakes have blue labels
denoting that the name is for a water body while the group of lakes is in
black typography. I think it means that the name of the group denotes the
diffuse region where the lakes are placed.

Cheers, Javier

El lun., 8 oct. 2018 a las 12:29, Dave Swarthout (<daveswarthout at gmail.com>)

> Regarding the validity of the name Three Lakes, I think it's very clearly
> correct and as such, suitable for inclusion in OSM. There is a screenshot
> in my Dropbox and also this citation from the Dictionary of Alaska Place
> Names, Orth (1963):
> Three Lakes: lakes, 4 mi. SW of Birch Creek
> (locality), 30 mi. SW of Fort Yukon, Yukon
> Flats; 66"13' N, 145"50f W; (map 119).
> Local name obtained in 1956 by USGS.
> Screenshot here:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/idrxsi7m1p2nvze/Three%20Lakes%20Topo.JPG?dl=0
> from USGS Topo overlay
> On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:17 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Am Mo., 8. Okt. 2018 um 13:12 Uhr schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer <
>> dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
>>> A very similar problem are parts of lakes by the way, e.g. look at this
>>> map of the lake of Constance, showing names for parts of the lake:
>>> https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodensee#/media/File:Bodensee_satellit%2Btext.png
>>> (or maybe the "lake" in this case is a group of lakes as well).
>> The current solution in this case seems to use "natual=bay" tags: e.g.
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/74974
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
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