[Tagging] Query regarding seasonal tag combined for outdoor water fountains.

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 06:18:39 UTC 2020

Since drinking fountains are man-made rather than natural features,
they usually have a date when they are turned on or off.

This can be specified with the key "opening_hours=*" - this is the
common British English term used to say "when is this this feature
open and available".

See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:opening_hours for details
on how this is used.


For a drinking fountain which is turned on sometime in April and is
turned off sometime in November, you can use "opening_hours=Apr-Nov".

If the fountain or drinking fountain will be turned on April 10th and
turned off November 25th, you would use "opening_hours=Apr 10-Nov 25"

And if you have a drinking fountain which is only turned on during
certain daytime hours in the northern summer, you can use something
like "opening_hours=Jun-Aug: 6:30-18:30"

- Joseph Eisenberg

On 1/15/20, European Water Project <europeanwaterproject at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Would it be appropriate to use the tag "seasonal" for a water fountain
> (whether tagged as "amenity=drinking_water" or "amenity = fountain and
> drinking_water = yes" )?
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:seasonal
> On the natural=spring page, the combination "natural=spring and seasonal= *
> " was suggested.
> But the combination of drinking_water= yes or amenity=fountain with tag
> seasonal was not suggested.
> Best regards,
> Stuart

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