[Tagging] Hot springs and geysers

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Wed Oct 24 20:09:56 UTC 2018


>> Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:15:56 +1000
>> From: Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> To: OSM Tag <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Hot springs and Geysers
>>
>> 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
>
>> Geysers are also tagged natural=geyser. They could be considered a type of
>> spring, but they are also similar to a fumarole or volcanic vent, and I
>> would be quite surprised to see a geyser mapped as a “spring”
>> Wiki:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dgeyser
>>
> Notice that they also suggested using hot spring for mud. I would think
> that bubbling mud puddles would be a different thing again?
>
>> Thoughts on these tags? If natural=hot_springbkeeps climbing in use, we
>> could start rendering it on the Openstreetmap-Carto style (“standard
>> layer”) soon, if there is agreement on the tagging.
>>
> Thanks
>
> Graeme
>


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