[Imports] Charging Stations in Italy

Jason Remillard remillard.jason at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 22:06:22 UTC 2013


Another angle on the car=* tag..

One of my rules of thumbs about imports is that they should never be
using tags that are not well established already from normal mapping
activity. Just because it is in the source database, does not mean we
are ready to have it in OSM. If you look at the existing charging
nodes, and can't find any/few car* tags, I would just leave it off for
since  the community does not think that this information is import
enough to maintain, regardless of what the wiki says.

Same with the access tags, just look at what people are doing on the
2100 nodes we already have.

Not to be distracted by the tagging discussion and getting back to the
import. Before you start doing any uploading, we really should take a
look at any code you are using, and or discuss your manual workflow.
It is only 200 points, so you could probably do it with JOSM and the
conflation plugin. At the very least, talk about in detail what your
conflation algorithm is.

- what happens if a mapper deletes a charging station
- what happens if a mapper moves a charging station node
- what happens if a mapper, merges the node onto a building
- what happens if a mapper adds more tags to the imported nodes
- what happens if a station is deleted from the source data

Its only 200 nodes, so you could do this by hand every couple of
months. Just some things to think about.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Jason Remillard
<remillard.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi David,
> It does not looks like anybody is actually using the car=* tag along
> with the amenity=charging_station. The wiki, is probably not
> documenting what is in the database. I would use the JOSM mirror
> plugin, or overpass API and download all of the existing 2100
> amenity=charging_station features, and see what people are actually
> using. The taginfo, combinations is empty!
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/?key=amenity&value=charging_station#combinations
> If nobody is tagging car=* on the charging nodes, then import it with
> the consistent names and update the wiki, since you will be
> establishing actual tagging practice in this import.
> Thanks
> Jason.
> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 1:48 PM, David Riccitelli <david at insideout.io> wrote:
>> Thanks Andy,
>> I understand now the matter about car=yes.
>> Can you clarify the following:
>>  1. shall we then remove the car=yes tag? (at least until the matter is
>> clarified)
>>  2. what considerations shall we make for the value of the access tag?
>> Doesn't the access tag indicate who has access to the item? What I mean is
>> that the charging stations are usually located in public parking spots and
>> we're not aware if there are any restrictions for people to use the spots
>> for other uses besides charging the electric vehicles. Therefore setting a
>> value here could not representative of the reality on the ground.
>> Thanks,
>> David
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>> On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 9 July 2013 15:18, David Riccitelli <david at insideout.io> wrote:
>>> > We're using car=yes as specified following the guidelines published
>>> > here:
>>> >
>>> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Charging_station#The_different_vehicles_that_can_be_charged
>>> I think the proposal is a bit daft, since we already have names for
>>> different vehicles (used for access tags, for example) that are
>>> different from those listed. "bicycle" instead of "bike", for example.
>>> I've added a comment at
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Charging_station#Types_of_vehicles
>>> but since you are more closely interested in this proposal, perhaps
>>> you can follow up to bring the tags into line with common practice.
>>> I think this might be what Jason was referring to when he said access=*
>>> Thanks,
>>> Andy

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