[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 06:23:45 UTC 2015

On Sat, 03 Oct 2015 13:14:15 +0900
johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> > On Oct 2, 2015, at 2:14 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > suggests replacement of 
> > waterway=wadi and waterway=drystream
> > with 
> > waterway=river or stream 
> This is idiotic. 
> I’m going to start tagging Interstate 5 in San Diego as an
> intermittent river that just happens to be a motorway 99.95 percent
> of it’s life. I have hydroplaned down it for a good mile or so, so
> I’m going to say that is good enough to constitute an intermittent
> river. 
> A wash/wadi is a feature created /changed by water but used and
> navigated as a dry feature. it very very rarely has water.
> I’m guessing the people who are interested in tagging
> “drystreams” (the fisrt time I have heard that), are not really
> familiar with what a wadi or a wash is, nor have spent time in them
> during their dominant dry state (nor seen them catastrophically
> flood). 

Where wiki recommends converting all waterway=wadi to waterway=river or
stream with intermittent=yes?

On http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:waterway%3Dwadi there is
"For intermittent waterways use waterway=river/waterway=stream +
intermittent=yes. For valleys natural=valley"

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