[Tagging] RFC: generator:* (for power=generator features)

André Riedel riedel.andre at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 13:43:20 BST 2010

2010/8/26 Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net>:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/generator_rationalisation
> The aim is to provide a flexible framework to encompass:
> This should allow us to distinguish between a solar photovoltaic panel
> producing electricity and a solar thermal panel producing hot water; between
> a gas-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) station and a simple gas boiler.

The word 'generator:' is better than 'power:', but it is still not
easy for me to tag a heating (only) station with power=generator.

>>A place where electrical power is generated. A power station, turbine or other form of electrical generator.<<

> The output rating (generator:rating)

Which rating should be tagged if it is a cogenerating plant?
Electricity only? Heat and Electricity?

> The source of energy used (generator:source)
Combined with 'generator:method=fission' you have to add 'uranium_235'.
If change the whole system, please add 'wood', 'wood_pellet',
'diesel', 'crude_oil'.

> The type of energy generated (generator:output)
Whats about 'vacuum' and 'compressed_air'?

> The method of generation (generator:method)
Looks good, but which method to choose for an hydro, tidal, wave or an
osmotic power plant? What should I use for 'generator:source'?
Gravitation, Moon, Weather, Water, Salt?

Ciao André

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