[Tagging] Sewage, tailings, and evaporators

Brian M. Sperlongano zelonewolf at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 20:59:45 UTC 2021

> Nevertheless, I'd personally be perfectly fine with tagging
> 'natural=water' on any of these objects if mapping from aerials and fixing
> it when better information is learnt.  It's no worse than other mistaggings
> I've seen arising from misinterpretation of imagery. I don't think that
> means that sewage farms, tailings pools, or spoils evaporation basins (
> https://kbk.is-a-geek.net/attachments/20210109/VischerFerrySpoilsDump.jpg
> - when dredging is active, the basin is indeed flooded; the orthos caught a
> dry time) have to remain `water` once the mapper knows better, even if it
> makes sense to tag them that way initially. It's no worse than mapping
> `natural=water` and discovering that the imagery you were working from
> happened to be captured during a flood. (Don't ask me how I know about
> _that_ problem!)

Thanks Kevin, great feedback.  Based on this, I'm thinking that what would
scratch the itch on tailings is to simply add a new "water=tailings" for
these features.  And, sewage is already covered by water=wastewater which
has already attracted 35,000 usages.
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