[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 06:38:52 UTC 2015

On 3/10/2015 4:23 PM, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> 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"
True ..
but on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:waterway
"It has been recommended to stop using this tag. Use a combination of 
/waterway=river/ and /intermittent=yes/ instead."

Looks like that has been there since 2008.

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