[Tagging] Hot springs

Richard Z. ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 22:45:55 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 03, 2014 at 08:14:42PM +0100, fly wrote:

> Well, think it might get tricky. I know places where you will find
> several springs right next to each other. Some are hot, some are warm
> and some are cold. All have different contents not depending on the
> temperature.

that is fine. The current proposal is one natural=hot_spring for each
spring (we alread have natural=spring for those which are not hot).

water characteristics can be tagged per spring and per pool.

> Another point is the use of sports=swimming which is way to general
> defined so far and should not be used for every places where you can go
> swimming but for places with some infrastructure.

current possibilities to map swimming are next to useless, that is on my 
list. For now sport=swimming is the only way to map anything ranging from
toddler swimming, leisure swimming, skinny dipping, chunky dumping,
ice swimming, competition swimming or the Ka'iwi Channel swim.

> Well, please think about adding water=* and removing sports=swimming
> from the part about lakes/ponds.

not really sure what you mean with this. natural=water is clearly endorsed
"If there is a significant pool of water around the hot spring, use natural=water"

sport=swimming is not perfect but until there is something better
its better than nothing - and if there ever is a better way to
map swimming it should be easy enough to change.

> All together, I am not really sure if it is smart to split springs by
> temperature.

not by temperature, which is very subjective as explained in the rationale.
Where a spring is localy known as hot spring or thermal spring it should be
mapped as such.


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