[Tagging] Deprecate water=pond?
alessandro.sarretta at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 05:59:05 UTC 2020
I don't agree with the deprecation of water=pond. I find it perfect for
small body of water like the ones you can see here for cows watering:
On 10/11/20 06:26, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> The tag water=pond was added with a large number of other types of
> "water=*" in 2011, but it has a poorly defined description.
> "A pond <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pond>: a body of standing
> water, man-made in most cases, that is usually smaller than a lake.
> Salt evaporation ponds should be tagged with landuse
> open-air swimming pools — with leisure
> So it might be artificial, like a landuse=reservoir or
> water=reservoir, but smallish. Or it might be natural like a
> water=lake, but smallish. However, nothing on the water=lake page
> defines a lower limit for the size of a lake.
> This is a shame, because all the other values of water=* are clearly
> defined as only natural, or only artificial, and waterway=* features
> are also clearly divided. Furthermore, the original lags
> landuse=reservoir and landuse=basin were also clearly artificial,
> while lakes were natural.
> But the biggest problem is that there is no way to define a lower size
> for a lake or reservoir, or an upper size for a pond. And the size of
> the area is easier available from the geometry of the feature, so it
> doesn't need to be mentioned in the tag.
> I think the best option is to deprecate water=pond and suggest using
> water=lake for natural lakes, even small ones, and use water=reservoir
> or water=basin (or landuse=reservoir or =basin if you prefer) for the
> artificial ones.
> -- Joseph Eisenberg
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