[Tagging] Drain vs ditch

Markus selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 16:00:07 UTC 2019

On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 16:42, Eugene Podshivalov <yaugenka at gmail.com> wrote:
> Markus, you can find that in the "How to Map" section of the ditch proper page:
> "If the ditch is used for irrigation, the usage of irrigation=yes is proposed."
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dditch
> i.e. irrigation ditche should be maps as waterway=ditch + irrigation=yes.

Oh, please excuse me, I missed that.

It says 'proposed', so it isn't standard mapping practice. I also
couldn't find any discussion about that tag:


Besides, the standard tag for waterway tagging is usage=*, e.g.


I propose to delete that proposal from the wiki as it contradicts the
definition of waterway=ditch.

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