[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal
matkoniecz at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 09:50:10 UTC 2015
On Fri, 2 Oct 2015 15:14:55 +1000
Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> At the moment the 'intermittent' wiki says;
> In Description:/Indicates that waterway or water body is intermittent
> (seasonal) /
> In Key:intermittent:/Or that a water body (lake) disappears
> The use of seasonal here limits it to things that have a yearly cycle.
> I would rather remove the 'seasonal' references .. something like
> In Description:/Indicates that waterway or water body is
I agree with remove of "seasonal"
> One could add the word/irregular/ or/random/ in brackets if
I disagree. Waterway where water is missing with some regularity is
> But intermittent does not imply seasonal to me and at least some
I completely agree. Waterway may be intermittent without making it
seasonal. intermittent=yes do not imply seasonal=yes.
> >> Given the weather does not conform that well to the 'season's ..
> >> I'd be more inclined to leave off the seasonal tag.
> > It depends on location.
> NO. It should depend on the features characteristic. But I think we
> agree here.
My "it depends on location" applied to "given the weather does not
conform that well to the 'season's".
> Prior to April 2014 the wiki for intermittent had no reference to
> 'seasonal' in its description.
And I would not be against removing them. I am only against restricting
intermittent=yes to random lack of water.
Stream that disappears every summer IMHO should be tagged as
[waterway=stream, intermittent=yes, seasonal=yes].
In case that using intermittent for "waterway does not have a permanent
flow/waterbody does not have a permanent presence" is clearly bad we
need tag is needed to cover this information.
> I would say
> "/In case of waterways or lakes becoming dry on specific times of
> year the key" //seasonal
> should be used alone, not with the
> stream "sample" only flows in the summer season./"
Why? What is reasoning for this?
> Looking at the wider wiki too !
> suggests replacement of
> waterway=wadi and waterway=drystream
> waterway=river or stream
> The wiki for
> waterway=wadi suggests (presently) using intermittent for seasonal!
> waterway=drystream ...errr arr yes.. also suggests using intermittent
> for seasonal.
Seasonal waterways by definition have no permanent flow. Current
practise is to tag such waterway as intermittent=yes. Is there a really
good reason to invent a new tag to convey this information and
deprecate current meaning of intermittent=yes (that is used over 900k
times, with some data consumers already using it)?
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