[Tagging] Deprecate water=pond?
Brian M. Sperlongano
zelonewolf at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 22:54:10 UTC 2020
Subjective, or partially-subjective criteria for tagging are fine. Several
links to science-based definitions by people that think about such things
were offered earlier in the thread, and they form a fine basis for
documenting what is a lake and what is a pond. We don't all need to agree
on which tag applies to a specific body of water which might be tagged
either way -- that's a job for a mapper looking at the definition and
making the decision about which is the closest fit, and that's OK.
On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 5:17 PM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is no "it". Everybody has their own "it", and even that may be
> I am not opposed to ponds and lakes - I just don't see a common definition
> coming up without "generally" (but not always), "typically"(but may be
> different), "usually"(except where it's not), "in most countries" (but not
> everywhere) etc etc.
> I don't think most bodies of water can be tagged as pond or lake by any
> common standard, in a way that all agree. Nor do I think that is a problem.
> Best, Peter Elderson
> Op wo 11 nov. 2020 om 19:51 schreef Brian M. Sperlongano <
> zelonewolf at gmail.com>:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 12:29 PM Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com>
>>> Everybody knows a difference,
>> If "everybody knows it", then let's define what that difference is and
>> write it down. That is why this list exists. It is a bad idea to presume
>> that different cultures and languages share a common understanding and
>> terminology. The reason we are even discussing this in the first place is
>> precisely because the difference between pond and lake is not universally
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