[Tagging] Adding man_made=spoil_heap to the Map Features page?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 22:53:19 UTC 2020

Another user would like to add the tag man_made=spoil_heap to Map Features:

"The tag man_made <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:man_made>=
spoil_heap is used to map a spoil heap or Spoil tip
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Spoil_tip>, a pile or piles of waste rock
removed during mining."

This tag was documented in 2015 as "in use" when it was used 600 times, and
has now been used 2400 times:

Usage is fairly concentrated in Scotland, Russia, central Europe, plus a
couple of spots in the USA and in South America:

The one issue is whether it is clearly different than landuse=landfill.

Thoughts on whether this tag is common enough and well established enough
that it should be on Map Features?

– Joseph Eisenberg
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