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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 16:34:19 BST 2011

2011/8/27 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:
> On 08/26/2011 02:23 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> We could use the somehow established disused=yes/no for this.
> That's the goal of the free text field.  The mapper can say (probably from a
> mobile device)
>    condition=broken
>    condition:detail="Only a trickle of water comes out when I press the
> button"

usually we put "note" for notes to other mappers and "description" for
free text that might be given to end users.

> From the point of view of the thirsty person it matters not if the
> mechanical works busted or simply turned off.

sure, that's why "repair" is not suitable in my area: you can't tell
the reason and if its really broken. That's the reason for the

This tag is already in universal use in OSM. IMHO no reason to
reinvent the wheel.


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