[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Qanat"

Alan Mackie aamackie at gmail.com
Sun Jun 21 22:37:37 UTC 2020

On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 at 15:00, ael <witwall3 at disroot.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 01:41:53PM +0100, Steve Doerr wrote:
> > For what it's worth, two points:
> >
> > 1. The Oxford English Dictionary spells this word as kanat.
> >
> > 2. It doesn't sound like anything we would refer to as a canal in
> English:
> > canals are for transportation (goods or humans) and are designed to
> > accommodate boats (even if no longer used in that way).
> >
> +1.  I have noticed this misuse of "canal" before.
> I would tend to agree with this but Lexico (by Oxford) also mentions
"convey water for irrigation", so it's probably not entirely fair to say
they are (or were) meant to be navigable.


Maybe it is a mistake to limit aqueduct entirely to historic objects. Could
we tag them as waterway=aqueduct and aqueduct=qanat ?
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