[Tagging] Irrigation: usage=irrigation vs irrigation=yes [Was Irrigation: ditches, canals and drains]

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 00:16:56 UTC 2019

On Tue, 4 Jun 2019 at 09:55, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> 2) Irrigation=yes
> With this tag, it would be possible to also use "drainage=yes", so a
> canal used for both drainage and irrigation could be "waterway=canal"
> + "irrigation=yes" + "drainage=yes" - this leads to using an extra
> tag, but doesn't require any semicolon-separated values.
> I originally started writing a proposal for "usage=irrigation" and
> "usage=drainage", but when I checked the details, I realized that
> "irrigation=yes" and "drainage=yes" might be more likely to be
> approved.

That it was I was also thinking

waterway=canal / drain / ditch


> To me either tag would be preferred over service=irrigation, so I
> agree with deprecating it, once we get an alternative approved.

Yep, usage=irrigation is much nicer than service=


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