Talk:Tag:waterway=water point

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  • I have a place, sort of a public tap, here where you can get water, but it is no drinking water. How should this be tagged?
    • I would say: amenity = drinking_water


  • Can someone explain why water point has waterway as key? --Flow 13:37, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
    • I don't get it either. I would say amenity = water_point would be more appropriate. Unless it is intended for a place where drinking water can be drawn up directly from a waterway? --Kaitu 13:21, 29 July 2012 (BST)
      • On British canals a water point is a place to fill the fresh water tank on a canal boat. They are labelled as water points on most canal maps and are for the sole use of boats, being accessed with a key. This type of water point is only found on the edge of a waterway thus waterway=water_point to me is perfectly logical.--Richard (talk) 19:42, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
      • Agreed. Waterway makes perfect sense for a feature only of interest to marine maps. Else you'd need to start tagging access to determine the same thing. Brycenesbitt (talk) 20:07, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Deprecated! (Though deprecation is in dispute)

This tag is set deprecated in Deprecated_features.

"A place to get fresh water e.g. for caravans" is not suitable to "water_way".

Normaly amenity=drinking_water may be sufficient. It seems that amenity=water_point is already in use for "A place where you can get large amount of drinking water". This is suitable for boats or caravans. There is no need to use different tags for boats and caravans.

--Rudolf (talk) 22:34, 12 February 2014 (UTC)