> seasonal=summer Well, this is the problem with the tag "seasonal" - it's not 100% clear if "seasonal=summer" means "this feature is only available in the summer" or "this feature is NOT available in the summer".
As mentioned on the wiki page "Note these values can be ambiguous for features that that vary between different states since it can be unclear which state occurs at which time of the year." For a drinking fountain I would assume that "seasonal=summer" meant "available only in summer), but for a natural spring in a hot, dry-summer climate, I would have to assume that "seasonal=summer" is a mistake which meant "not present in summer", though it should have been tagged "seasonal=autumn;winter;spring" perhaps. And here in the tropics it is every more confusing to interpret "seasonal=wet_season" and "seasonal=dry_season" - one expects "seasonal=dry_season" for roads and "seasonal=wet_season" for rivers, but this is not always used properly. The simple "seasonal=yes/no" is at least clear, though with natural features "intermittent=yes/no" is more common and has a similar meaning. On 1/16/20, Jarek Piórkowski <ja...@piorkowski.ca> wrote: > On Wed, 15 Jan 2020 at 01:19, Joseph Eisenberg > <joseph.eisenb...@gmail.com> wrote: >> On 1/15/20, European Water Project <europeanwaterproj...@gmail.com> wrote: >> > 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" )? >> >> Since drinking fountains are man-made rather than natural features, >> they usually have a date when they are turned on or off. >> ... >> 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" > > What is the recommendation in cases where the months when they are > turned on and off are not easily determined? I have been thinking of > seasonal=summer but happy to take a better tag instead. > > Thanks, > --Jarek > > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging > _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging