[Tagging] Request for comments on proposed tags for amenity=drinking_water

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 02:49:53 BST 2011

2011/8/24 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:
> I am working on a project that will eventually result in import of various
> drinking water sources into osm.  To prepare I am sorting out tags, and am
> writing to solicit feedback:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Drinking_water_attributes
> Many drinking fountains will only have the tag amenity=drinking_water, but
> the goal is to allow deeper dating mining where local enthusiasm exists.
> Would you comment on the tagging proposal to help refine it?

I sometimes tag a type with it. In my area there are many individual
fountains (usually older ones) but also a lot of the same in ~3
different types. E.g. in your link
http://www.roninrome.com/living-in-italy/water-water-everywhere the
first pictures are type=nasone (or maybe type=it:nasone).

Another criterion might be if you have to keep pushing a button, or
there is continuous flow or there is a tap you can open.

If you are doing an import you should check beforehand if there is
already a drinking water fountain in OSM mapped to avoid duplicates.


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