[Tagging] how to tag a salt flat

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 00:16:12 UTC 2015

On 1/10/2015 8:49 AM, David Bannon wrote:
> On 30/09/15 21:28, Warin wrote:
>> ......
>> Well if you want to have lake Eyre 'qualify' for the tag 'intermittent'
>> .....
>> But if you want to see Lake Eyre full .. 'typically' that is once 
>> every 10 years or so...
>> So to me a full cycle of Lake Eyre in all its 'seasons' would be 
>> 'typically' 10 years.
> Warin, I think you will find that Lake Eyre has only 'Filled' three 
> times since (white man's) records have been kept, 150 years ? Its a 
> very big place, when water flows in on those ten year cycles, it just 
> gets a bit damp in one small corner, you could not say thats the 
> defining cycle for the whole lake.

'Full' ... http://www.lakeeyrebasin.gov.au/about-basin/water  States the 
'typical' inflows ...

And the yacht club has a graph of the water depth from 1975 ... 

> Does 'intermittent' still apply to a 50 or 100 year cycle ?

I would say YES!

I think the OSM wiki is wrong in putting the word "seasonal" as a 
qualifier to the tag intermittent!
Seasonal things should be tagged with the tag seasonal!
In fact I'll be brave and remove the  word! It was looks to be added by 
Chrabros <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Chrabros>  in April 2014..
So I have removed the word seasonal from the meaning of intermittent and 
added a 'common mistakes' section for seasonal things...
And added my comments to its discussion page.

> Honestly, the natural state of Lake Eyre is dry. And thats how we like 
> it !
Naturally! With the occasional damp bit, and then the rarer wet bit.
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