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

Lambertus osm at na1400.info
Mon Feb 9 08:34:01 GMT 2009

Thanks, it's starting to seep in that the Dutch connotation of a wadi 
isn't the international. :-) Right, sorted.

  Andrew Chadwick (mailing lists) wrote:
> 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.

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