[OSM-talk] Tagging covered reservoirs

LeedsTracker leedstracker at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 16:58:08 GMT 2009

Hello all

How should covered reservoirs be tagged?

I noticed man_made=reservoir_covered is in the JOSM presets and map
features, though a page doesn't exist for it.

I see here:
that 47 examples exist in GB.

I found no discussion of this tag on the lists pages - perhaps it just
emerged through usage.

But this page:
...says landuse=reservoir can be covered or uncovered.

Mapnik renders reservoirs blue, which could be intuitively misleading
for covered reservoirs.

It also seems odd to have one type in man_made and the other in landuse.

Any thoughts? Or should I stop worrying and create a page for
man_made=reservoir_covered ?


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