[Tagging] drinkable vs. drinking_water

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 16:50:38 BST 2012


There is no problem with amenity=drinking_water. The problem arises if you
want to indicate the water quality of, say, a fountain:
amenity=fountain
drinking/potable/drinkable=yes/no


On 12 July 2012 17:41, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/7/12 Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>:
> > On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:21:34 Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > Can we introduce "potable=yes/no" and migrate both of those tags to it
> over
> > time?
>
>
> this issue was already discussed 5 years ago ;-)
> Honestly, there were discussions in 2008, as amenity=potable_water was
> the original proposal and then was changed to drinking_water because
> many mappers objected that potable was less understandable.
>
> cheers,
> Martin
>
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