[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.


and the water source


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.


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