[OSM-talk] Tagging covered reservoirs

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Sat Jan 31 15:24:05 GMT 2009

2009/1/30 Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com>:
> LeedsTracker schrieb:
>> 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.
> IIRC, the man_made=reservoir_covered was existing before these "key
> pages" were introduced. And no one cared about a dedicated page till now.
>> I see here:
>> http://tagwatch.stoecker.eu/Great_britain/En/tags.html
>> that 47 examples exist in GB.
>> I found no discussion of this tag on the lists pages - perhaps it just
>> emerged through usage.
> I guess that's the case here.
>> But this page:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dreservoir
>> ...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.
> I think this is not really documented anywhere.
>> Any thoughts? Or should I stop worrying and create a page for
>> man_made=reservoir_covered ?
> Of course, you can create a page here. Problem is, if you write down
> what this *could* mean this may not reflect other peoples point of view
> on this feature.

I've used it twice for covered reservoirs in London.

I suspect it's not under landuse because the idea of having landuse
tags for everything was a later addition.


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