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

Andrew Chadwick (mailing lists) andrewc-email-lists at piffle.org
Sun Feb 8 18:35:35 GMT 2009


Lambertus wrote:
> 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.
> 
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadi>
> <http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadi_(infiltratievoorziening)>
> 
> Perhaps this also applies to other countries?

The proposal is the opposite of a seep <URL: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seep_(hydrology) >, and {in,ex}filtration 
appear to be the appropriate hydrogeological terms at least in English 
usage: <URL: 
http://www.omegawiki.org/index.php?title=DefinedMeaning:infiltration 
(1930)&dataset=uw > and its opposite.

English only has one meaning for "Wadi", the desert ephemeral riverbed 
one, according to my dictionary.

-- 
Andrew Chadwick




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