[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Tailing ponds

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Sun Jan 10 03:02:51 UTC 2021

On Jan 9, 2021, at 6:58 PM, Brian M. Sperlongano <zelonewolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> In the December discussion, there seemed to be pretty broad agreement that these weren't water (in Martin's words, any more than beer or milk are water).
> The other option I've considered was as a basin, but those tags also are documented as being water-related features.
> Perhaps a better top-level key is man_made, and it could be man_made=tailing_pond?  That avoids the landuse problem, and lets you put it on top of a landuse=industrial or quarry without having overlapping landuse.

And yet we allow "overlapping landuse" with both quarry and industrial, so "this happens."

"Any more than milk and beer are water," yes, I see and agree with that perspective.  I didn't say this is easy!

The man_made key seems a potential solution, at first blush, anyway.


More information about the Tagging mailing list