[Tagging] Intermittent highways?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 01:58:38 UTC 2020

I too would suggest opening_hours.

Seasonal is related to the climate and the climate does vary from one 
year to the next and may be why the tag has a 'loose description'. An 
annual festival is not usually held for an entire climatic season, so I 
would not use it for them. Similar argument with intermittent with the 
added argument that it is not water related.

On 15/7/20 8:48 am, Justin Tracey wrote:
> If the festival is held at some date expressible using the opening 
> hours syntax, you could use the "open hours" tag[0] or add conditions 
> to the "access" tags[1]. Though these tend to represent temporary 
> accessibility, not temporary existence the way "intermittent" or 
> "seasonal"[2] do. I'll also note that "seasonal" is already used for 
> non-waterway features, and depending on how much one wishes to stretch 
> the definition of "season" (which is already a pretty loose concept, 
> even on OSM), it could maybe be used here too?
>  - Justin
> [0] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:opening_hours
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:access
> [2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:seasonal
> On 2020-07-14 12:22 p.m., John Sturdy wrote:
>> I've been adding some detail to a site that is used annually for a 
>> festival (not happening this year because of Covid-19), where there 
>> are paths in the same place year after year, but the paths are not 
>> there when the festival is not happening, although increased wear on 
>> the ground around them is probably visible much of the time.
>> Does it make sense to map such paths, perhaps borrowing the 
>> "intermittent" tag from waterway tagging?
>> __John

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