[Tagging] drinkable vs. drinking_water

aighes osm at aighes.de
Thu Jul 12 14:07:28 BST 2012

Am 12.07.2012 14:53, schrieb Andrew Errington:
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:21:34 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> The general tag for a source of drinkable water is
>> amenity=drinking_water. But in some cases you will want to subtag an
>> existing OSM-object (like an amenity=fountain) with the info that the
>> water is drinkable.
>> Apparently our free tagging schema has led to 2 alternative keys for this:
>> drinkable=yes/no can be found here:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dfountain
>> drinking_water=yes/no is defined here:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:drinking_water
>> The first is around 5 times more in use than the second. How shall we
>> proceed in order to unify the two?
> Can we introduce "potable=yes/no" and migrate both of those tags to it over
> time?
In Germany there are some laws, about what "Trinkwasser" is. So there 
are different levels of saying this water is drinkable. I don't know if 
it's good to mix it.


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