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There are some water reservoirs (man-made structures) that I want to name in my local forest park, but there is no name field.

For example someone has tagged the reservoir as a "building" and named it "Water Reserviour" [sic wrong spelling.

They should be able to be given names, e.g. Kuraby Reservoir and Karawatha Reservoir.

Sorry but I couldn't see how to do this, or who to ask.

Alf (noob) (1st post!)

asked 26 Jan '11, 05:14

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edited 28 Jul '11, 17:21

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To add a name to any item...

Select the point/area.

Using Potlatch 1, click the plus sign (+) on the keyboard or the plus (+) sign at lower right of the tagging area. Add "name" (no quotes) as the key and the name Kuraby Reservoir as the value.

Using Potlatch 2, click "Advanced" at the bottom of the tagging area. Click in an empty key are, add "name" (no quotes) as the key and the name Kuraby Reservoir as the value

(28 Jul '11, 15:56) Chris CA

If you know how to use potlatch you want to (if not well you can read the setting a name on a street question)

  1. got to the "Water reservoir" (right place?)
  2. click the edit tab
  3. add the tags landuse=reservoir covered=yes (PS there are alternatives listed later in the post)
  4. change the name tag from "Water Reserviour" to "Kuraby Reservoir"

Other ways to tag reservoirs or water towers Sorry for not choosing one for you, but I don't know what type it is you are seeing.

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answered 26 Jan '11, 06:57

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edited 26 Jan '11, 07:14


You might want to see the actual usage of those tags to decide which one to choose. You can check this with additional tools, e.g. with http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/ (taginfo can show you on a global basis how many times a certain tag/value-combination is in use).

(28 Jul '11, 16:30) dieterdreist
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