Talk:Natural=spring

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Original proposal page.

Status
proposal
Proposed-by
Gummibaerli
Proposal-date
2007-12-07

Rationale

A spring is a point where groundwater naturaly flows out of the ground.

Spring are generally small feature, but of great importance in the landscape. Men have been looking for the source of the Nile since the Romans. The possession of the source of major rivers is prestigious (see the dispute for Danube sources). Some spring are impressive, like the fontaine du Vaucluse. Magical power is often associate with hot springs.

Some springs are build Danube source, the sacred spring of Roman bath (city of Bath, UK) or taped for use in spa

Tag

 <tag k="waterway" v="spring"/>
 <tag k="name" v="St. Pertersquelle"/>


Maybe some additional informations are important

  • intermittent or perennial
  • drinkable, mineral, hot water, salty spring
  • commercial name, if it's taped and bottled (Evian, San Pellegrino, etc.)
  • discharge
  • artesian well
  • resurgence
  • hot water, temperature, main components

See also

Water-related

  • amenity=drinking_water Place to get "drinking water" in smaller amounts for personal usage (hiking, spa, ...)
  • waterway=water_point Place to get larger amounts of "drinking water" e.g. for caravans
  • amenity=fountain A fountain for cultural / decorational / recreational purposes.
  • Water well (not in Map Features yet) A man made excavation in the ground to gain water from an aquifer.

Cave-related

Volcano-related

Rendering

Usual symbols Fountain icons.png

Comments

  • The various tag and attributes describing the water quality, and especially if it's drinkable or not is absolutely not clear
  • Why is it not natural=spring as listed in Map Features? Not that I prefer one over the other, just wondering... -- Fröstel 23:20, 13 January 2008 (UTC)