[Tagging] non-trivial color schemes

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Dec 18 18:24:58 GMT 2012

Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net> wrote:

> i know we can't handle everything, but i have been collecting color 
> information as potentially
> useful for emergency response (i'm seeing a couple of different solid 
> colors on hydrants out
> there). i looked at a couple of dry hydrants yesterday and guess what
> - 
> red & white stripes.
> maybe something like this for tagging:
> colour=stripe:red,white
> it could be extensible to other simple patterns by using the pattern 
> name instead of
> stripe.
> i also saw dry hydrants where the cap is a different color than the 
> pipe. haven't really
> thought of what to do there yet.
> richard
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Is there any sort of large-scale standard as to what the color codes mean, or is it strictly a local scheme?  I have never noticed color-coding where I live, in Nashville, TN, USA.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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