[Tagging] Deprecate water=pond?

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 18:46:33 UTC 2020

There are lots of tags in OSM that have fuzzy borders with respect to size
or importance. Some that I can think of are waterway=river/stream and
place=island/islet. Although the island/islet tag does have a hard boundary
at least in the JOSM validator and an approximate boundary in the OSM wiki
("about 1 square kilometre"). That doesn't mean that the distinction is
useless for lake/pond.

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 7:23 PM OSM, <osm at bavarianmallet.de> wrote:

> Maybe there is no clear-cut between a lake and a pond - but for me there
> is at least a clear impression by size of a pond or a lake beyond the
> transition zone.
> I never would call a natural small water or a 'Gartenteich' (garden
> pond) a lake.
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