[Tagging] Ponds are not observable on the ground

pangoSE pangose at riseup.net
Thu Mar 19 13:15:02 UTC 2020


IMO pond should not be mapped because it is not observable on the 
ground. How do you determine if it is
"artificially created"/"man made"?

A pond <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pond>: a body of standing water, 
man-made in most cases, that is usually smaller than a lake.

Lake: a body of relatively still fresh or salt water, localized in a 
basin that is surrounded by land. Artificially created lakes are tagged 
aswater <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:water>=pond 
Intermittent lakes (which disappear seasonally) should be tagged 
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:intermittent>=yes; salt lakes — 

As it stands right now in the wiki I suggest we either deprecate the tag 
completely or change the definition to something that is observable on 
the ground.


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