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

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Aug 27 22:19:31 BST 2011


On 08/27/2011 08:34 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 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

Unfortunately here the audience is more mixed than the usual, because an 
operator is involved.  For example given:

     amenity=drinking_water
     bottle=no
     condition=broken
     condition:detail="Only trickle of rusty water when button pressed"
     description="Lovely cast iron fountain inscribed to 'my dearest 
Madeline'"
     operator="Big Chain Store"
     note="This appears to be part of Moomoo park, but is actually owned 
by Big Chain Store".


     condition          --> sets map symbol on specialist maps
     condition:detail   --> for user and operator
     description        --> meant to describe the fountain not the condition
     operator           --> for sorting
     note               --> for mappers

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Given those audiences, what tag names map best?
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