[Tagging] Features underwater (inside reservoirs)

Cornelis cornelis.H at web.de
Wed Jun 10 18:22:36 UTC 2020

I agree with you, Paul and would like to add two thoughts regarding the
use of seasonal:

• According to the wiki it is not only in use with water(ish) tags. Some
examples are listed and ice_rink is one of them. In this wiki entry
seasonal is listed as possible tag, too. So seasonal could apply here in
• The bridge does not fall dry every autumn but only in hot years with
little rain, thus in the concrete situation seasonal seems not the best
tag from my point of view. Intermittent is more strictly bound to water,
so that won't apply either.

I think I will go with the conditional and a free-form text. In my eyes,
that accords with the wiki documentation.


Am 10.06.20 um 15:12 schrieb Paul Allen:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 at 02:13, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 9/6/20 9:30 pm, Paul Allen wrote:
>>     From those, it appears that the condition is free-form text
>>     except for cases
>>     like opening hours.
>     Opening_hours provides for free form text.
> I expressed my point unclearly.  It appears from the examples that the
> condition is free-form text.  However, when the condition specifies
> opening hours then those hours should be expressed in the standard
> form for opening_hours.  That opening_hours allows free-form text is
> a digression.  Unless you were seriously suggesting that we
> abuse opening_hours as a way of introducing free-form text into
> a condition even though it appears (to me, at least) that conditions
> permit free-form text anyway.
> Do you concur that a conditional such as "(low water)" is permissible?  If
> so, do you agree that it is a better solution than "seasonal" or
> "intermittent"?
> Using "seasonal" is unhelpful because low water is possible (if unlikely)
> during all seasons.  Using "intermittent" is somewhat better.
> But both "seasonal" and "intermittent" are (currently) only defined as
> applying to water(ish) features themselves, not to things that are under
> those features.  Changes would have to be made to routers to allow
> either seasonal or intermittent to be interpreted correctly when applied
> to ways.  Routers already (I hope) interpret conditionals.
> --
> Paul
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