[Tagging] Seasonal, intermittent, and ephemeral water tags

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Sat May 19 06:37:49 UTC 2018


Following with interest, thanks.

How do you then tag areas that only flood / run / hold water after (very)
heavy rain?

Are they intermittent?

Thanks

Graeme

On 19 May 2018 at 15:20, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19/05/18 13:06, osm.tagging at thorsten.engler.id.au wrote:
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>
>>> Sent: Saturday, 19 May 2018 12:33
>>> To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
>>>
>>> Think I have raised this before but not come to any firm conclusion
>>> myself.
>>>
>>> I think that tagging
>>>
>>> seasonal=summer
>>>
>>> intermittent= yes
>>>
>>>
>>> leads to confusion. Is the summer flow intermittent? Or is ther
>>> regular
>>> summer flow with intermittent flow at other times of year?
>>>
>>> It may be better to tag
>>>
>>> seasonal:intermittent=summer
>>>
>>>
>>> or
>>>
>>> seasonal=summer
>>>
>>> seasonal:intermittent=winter;autumn;spring
>>>
>> I'm not sure if the two tags need to or should be mixed like that.
>>
>> It might be better to just allow time frames (seasons as well as month
>> ranges) in addition to yes/no values for both seasonal and intermittent.
>>
>> So:
>>
>> seasonal=summer
>> intermittent=summer
>>
>> means it's only flowing in the summer (from seasonal), and then only
>> intermittent.
>>
>> or
>>
>> seasonal=summer
>> intermittent=autumn-spring or autumn;winter;spring or march-november
>> (maybe mar-nov ?)
>>
>
> I like that. Month ranges I have not thought of .. seasons can vary from
> year to year so I like that vagueness.
>
>
>> means it's always flowing in the summer, and intermittent the rest of the
>> year.
>>
>> The concept of seasons becomes less meaningful the closer you get to the
>> equator, so allowing month based time frames would make sense. Maybe also
>> the concept of tropical "wet" or "dry" season. Perhaps "monsoon" season as
>> well in areas where that is a prominent weather pattern.
>>
>
> "Monsoon" does not say if it is the wet part or dry part of the monsoon.
> "Wet" and "dry are seasonal values in use and can be used for monsoonal
> areas.
>
>
>
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