[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - infiltration_basin

Lambertus osm at na1400.info
Wed Feb 4 09:14:02 GMT 2009

The technical term for these surface infiltration beds used by local 
governments and industry (in the Netherlands) is 'wadi', referring to 
dry riverbeds like found in deserts. The Dutch section shows a few 
photographic examples that could apply in more temperate climates. The 
English wadi page shows some of the large dry riverbeds as found in deserts.


Perhaps this also applies to other countries?

Michael wrote:
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/infiltration_basin>
> As there is no tag for a basin, that is build with the intention that 
> rainwater from an area is able to seep in the ground slowly I looked up 
> how to map the German "Regenwassersickerbecken" in the Wiki, but did not 
> find anything appropriate. So I looked into Wikipedia and found 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infiltration_basin>. In contrast to the 
> existing landuse=basin, the infiltration_basin most times is not filled 
> with water, so the mapping should be different.
> Michael
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