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not verifyable

How do you verify "smaller than a lake"? man-made? See further arguments here --PangoSE (talk) 08:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

Even more of an issue with this is, is that water=lake specifically says "Artificially created lakes should instead be tagged as water=pond". Therefore it doesn't matter what size the feature is. This page and the lake page cannot both be correct. Casey boy (talk) 15:24, 9 November 2020 (UTC)
You cut that quote too short. It says ""Artificially created lakes should instead be tagged as water=pond or water=reservoir." But I agree that there is no clear distinction from a pond and a reservoir. --Jeisenbe (talk) 05:14, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
You're right, I did, but I did so because water=reservoir seems like a very specific tag (to me at least) which wouldn't normally be confused for a pond (i.e. "usually formed by a dam..."). But I appreciate that was just my initial interpretation and confusion may arise for some. Casey boy (talk) 09:31, 10 November 2020 (UTC)


For very small ponds (called "mares" in French,, cf. and, it would be interesting to accept nodes. What do you think about it? --Sylvain M 53 (talk) 11:04, 20 April 2022 (UTC)

I can't see why nodes can't be used. I think it's preferable to draw an area, if possible, since even small ponds have an area - but nodes are fine in the first instance. Casey boy (talk) 13:11, 20 April 2022 (UTC)
Ok, but the wiki page says that the nodes are not usable: you would have to modify the page (which I don't dare to do, for lack of experience). Are you able to make the modification?--Sylvain M 53 (talk) 09:03, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

Clarity on definition of pond

As part of the water=reservoir proposal, a consensus seems to have formed on some definitions of what defines a pond (and a lake). This should probably be reflected in this documentation too. I'll take a look at doing so. Casey boy (talk) 13:08, 20 April 2022 (UTC)