[Tagging] intermittent vs seasonal

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sat Oct 3 08:41:47 UTC 2015


On Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:38:52 +1000
Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

(a) Good catch. I attempted to improve it in
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Map_Features:waterway&diff=1224534&oldid=1224466

(b) Thanks to overly complex templating real history is at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Map_Features:waterway&action=history



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