[Tagging] Hot springs and Geysers

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 01:45:34 UTC 2018

Some hot springs just look like
regular springs. But hot springs in volcanic areas are often sulfuric and
may have heavy mineral content. The picture on the wiki page shows an
impressive example. Others are boiling “mud pots”.

I didn’t find any uses of alternative tagging of natural=spring with
spring=hot or spring=hot_spring on Overpass Turbo, and the combinations
listed with natural=spring by Taginfo do not show anything hot-spring
related (though there may be something with less than 1000 uses)

I don’t see any tags with natural=spring and spring=geyser on overpass
turbo either.
On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 9:57 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22/10/18 11:15, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2018 at 09:44, Joseph Eisenberg <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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