[Tagging] origin of some fire_hydrant tagging

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Feb 25 16:08:03 UTC 2014


i'm wondering if anyone can speak to where the tagging
for fire_hydrant:type came from?

i'm seeing two issues with it right now.

one is that it conflates two concepts that probably should be
separated, the physical delivery method, e.g.

fire_hydrant:type=pillar

and the water source

fire_hydrant:type=pond

the other is that pillar is not representative of any normal
english language terminology i'm aware of. in the US, it
would be a fire_plug, and there is no UK equivalent because
the style of connection to the water mains for fire fighting
is completely different there.

richard

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