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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 10:03:13 UTC 2020


According to the wiki page for "service_times":

"The key service_times=* is generally used for the times of service of
a given feature, if this is different from the opening hours or if a
special service (like in the case of churches) is offered in this
time. Otherwise please use opening_hours=*."

It is much, much less common than opening_hours (it's a 100 to 1
ratio). And it's almost always used with amenity=place_of_worship +
religion:
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/service_times#combinations

This makes sense, because places of worship might be open every day
(e.g. catholic churches in Latin America) but the public worship
services are only held at certain times.

For a feature like a drinking fountain, opening_hours= would be the
standard tag to use, and this combination has already been used over
2000 times with amenity=drinking_water
(http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/PLd), while service_times has been used
exactly once (http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/PLc).

- Joseph Eisenberg

On 1/15/20, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am Mi., 15. Jan. 2020 um 07:20 Uhr schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <
> joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
>
>> 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 (or any other fountain), I would prefer
> "service_times" or conditional tagging and not "opening hours" (as long as
> the thing is still accessible when it is turned off). IMHO, seasonal could
> work as well (and doesn't require to know the date, if there is).
>
> Cheers
> Martin
>



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