[Tagging] RFC proposed water property key 'ephemeral '

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon May 28 00:22:59 UTC 2018

On 27/05/18 21:47, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Sunday 27 May 2018, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
>>> One problem about this proposal is that it implies the proposed tag
>>> and intermittent=* are mutually exclusive.  This as said simply
>>> clashes with the current reality of tagging.
>> ouch, intended meaning was exactly opposite
> What you wrote was clear, i was talking about Warin's proposal which
> implies ("This should not be confused with intermittent") that you
> should either tag intermittent=* or ephemeral=* but not both.
Intermittent is now being added to all seasonal tagged water thingsĀ  ...

By adding 'ephemeral' to intermittent means that intermittent has even 
less to distinguish it.

Why not add the tag water=yes to all waterways and lakes etc?

About as usefull as the tag intermittent now as it means any waterway 
that might not have water in it .. at any time.

Most waterways dry up in droughts .. so even those waterways regarded as 
perennial can now be tagged intermittent.

So I now regard the intermittent tag as having no usefull information - 
it could mean anything. And I give up on having it made sensible in any way.


Is it agreed that the proposed tag 'ephemeral' should not be confused 
with the tag 'seasonal'?

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