[Tagging] Properties of swimming pools

dktue email at daniel-korn.de
Thu Aug 30 12:25:06 UTC 2018

I also think the temperature-tag-proposal was very well thought through. 
This is why I now used it to tag the temperature of the pools.

Am 30.08.2018 um 14:17 schrieb Paul Allen:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:34 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Temperature, I am afraid, is mine.
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Temperature
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Temperature>
> It seemed reasonably well thought out and written. Shame it failed.  
> It seems it might
> have been approved had you said the degree symbol was optional.  
> People could use it
> if they wished but people could omit it.  Parsers in renderers could 
> cope with people using
> symbols of similar appearance by simply ignoring anything that isn't a 
> digit, a decimal point
> and C or F, incidentally handling the degree symbol being optional.  
> In fact your table of incorrect
> usage shows the degree symbol on the corrected usages, so it appears 
> even you consider it
> optional.
> The only thing I have a problem with is referring subjective 
> temperatures to ambient.  For me, subjective
> temperatures are referred to body temperature.  Is it warmer or colder 
> than me?  Especially when dealing
> with water I am going to immerse body parts in.  It makes even less 
> sense to consider ambient temperature
> when dealing with extreme ambient conditions.  An open-air swimming 
> pool in the middle of winter might be
> warmer than ambient by several degrees in the late afternoon when the 
> air is cooling down but the thermal
> inertia of the water keeps it warm, but it's still damned cold.  So 
> I'd refer subjective temps to body temp
> and add "ambient" as an objective value.  Which makes tap water (in 
> most parts of the world) cold whether
> it's colder or warmer than ambient, because it's colder than me (which 
> is why it feels cold).
> Can proposals be resurrected?  Or a new proposal started which is very 
> similar but
> with changes that might improve its chances of approval?  In any case, 
> I'd use the tag if I needed to
> specify a temperature on something.
> -- 
> Paul
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