[Tagging] Hot springs and Geysers

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 00:56:33 UTC 2018

On 22/10/18 11:15, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 09:44, Joseph Eisenberg 
> <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     There are now over 500 hot springs mapped with natural=hot_spring.
>     The tag was proposed way back in 2008 but the proposal was never
>     approved. Wiki:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dhot_spring
>     Original proposal:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Hot_Spring
> Yep, sounds like a good idea
>     Some people have suggested tagging hot springs with natural=spring
>     and a spring=hot subtag, but hot springs have a quite different
>     geological origin and cultural significance. The wiki page for
>     natural=spring has a link to hot spring:
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dspring
> Agree that hot spring & spring=hot are different

I have seen both 'natural cold springs' and 'natural hot springs'.
To me there is enough variation in appearance of 'natural cold springs' 
to encompass 'natural hot springs'.
The only difference between the two is the temperature.
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