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

Tom Chance tom at acrewoods.net
Mon Feb 21 13:30:09 GMT 2011


On 21 February 2011 11:08, Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at earthlink.net> wrote:

> At 2010-08-26 05:08, Tom Chance wrote:
>
> On 26 August 2010 13:43, André Riedel <riedel.andre at gmail.com> wrote: ... >
> 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'.
>
>
> I thought about that for values like "biomass" and "biofuel". Again, it is
> perhaps getting more detailed than we need in OSM. After all, "wood" could
> be broken down into any number of sources such as "coppiced_FSC_wood" and
> "waste_municipal_tree_cuttings" :-)
>
>
> The problem is that diesel and gasoline do not fit in any of the other
> documented categories, yet both are commonly used for backup generators. If
> people are to tag those (perhaps important in countries without a stable
> electric grid), they will vastly outnumber all the other fuel sources. Is
> there any objection to my adding generator:source=diesel and
> generator:source=gasoline to the documentation?
>


Not at all. You might want to add explanation in brackets to make clear that
"oil" doesn't include gasoline/diesel/etc.

Tom


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