[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Fire_Hydrant

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Sat Jul 31 12:30:14 BST 2010

  On 26/07/2010 12:41, Richard Welty wrote:
>  On 7/26/10 4:20 AM, John Smith wrote:
>> On 26 July 2010 18:16,<technikschlumpf at web.de>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Here is a proposal for a new way to tag fire hydrants. It's more 
>>> precise than the old "amenity=fire_hydrant" tag and there is a very 
>>> active discussion on the German board: 
>>> http://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=762 .
>>> Common hydrants can be tagged in the old way, but new ones should be 
>>> use the new precise scheme.
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Fire_Hydrant
>> Don't we have enough amenity=* already?
>> Why not use emergency=*?
> i like emergency=*
> as a way of going forward for these sorts of things.

Why? What advantages does it bring?

It's not going forward just splitting & stepping sideways.

What's wrong with have lot's of amenities?

The important thing is to make sure that we don't have one value tag to 
represent different objects.

Dave F.

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