[Tagging] Hot springs and Geysers

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 21:59:56 UTC 2018

On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 08:42:40AM +0900, Joseph Eisenberg 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.

yep. I avoided a vote on the proposal because too many people were suggesting 
to use various combinations of natural=spring+temparature=XX and similar instead.

However Tag:natural=hot_spring has been created anyway, apparently is marked as 
"de facto" since 2015 and nobody complained since than so it would seem alright 
to file a ticket to OpenCarto asking to have it rendered.


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