[Tagging] Deprecation of man_made=well

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 10:46:23 UTC 2021

Thank you guys for figures and queries regarding usage.
Indeed, water_well, petroleum_well and so on are many more used than
man_made=well. It has often been the case in the past.

My point was to know how and by whom the decision was made to deprecate
man_made=well (apart from usage).
As well as decisions to make a split between wells' substance in the
man_made value.

This is particular life cycle step we use to decide by voting and I don't
even see discussion about that.

Secondly, as we currently discuss about adding more substances (hot water
mainly) or structures (shafts, wells, boreholes...) for wells, it may be
interesting to look at substance=* tags.

Le mer. 29 sept. 2021 à 11:55, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
a écrit :

> I would say this ship has sailed, there are now man_made=
> 154284 water_well
> 145296 petroleum_well
> 2047 gas_well
> 1599 oil_well
> 972 unprotected_well
> 890 protected_well
> 877 well

Can't a petroleum_well be protected or unprotected (undocumented)?
There are too many values to map the same thing :s

Best regards


Le mer. 29 sept. 2021 à 12:28, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> a écrit :

> On 29/09/2021 09:55, François Lacombe wrote:
> > As water_well isn't a reviewed value for man_made (neither is
> > petroleum_well), is there any discussion about well value deprecation
> > that can give me reasons about that?
> Looking at https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/1bBc regional usage is very
> patchy - at least some of the regional usage is via import (e.g.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2486336169/history in Iraq).
> Assuming that that imported data really is compatible with OSM, it might
> be possible to determine on an import-by-import basis what sort of
> "well" the user meant - try asking the users who added the data (in a
> language that they're likely to understand, of course).
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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