[Tagging] origin of some fire_hydrant tagging

Georg Feddern osm at bavarianmallet.de
Wed Feb 26 08:30:24 UTC 2014

Am 25.02.2014 17:08, schrieb Richard Welty:
> i'm wondering if anyone can speak to where the tagging
> for fire_hydrant:type came from?

AFAIK the Germans are guilty again - and I plea myself for not-guilty. ;-)
(see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Fire_Hydrant 
and their history)

And yes - pond does not really match a hydrant 'type' - the hydrant type 
there may be still a 'pillar' or an 'underground', less a 'wall'.

Is it possible, that in UK/US the 'pillar' type is the norm and the 
'underground' type is not wide spreaded?
At least the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_hydrant uses the term 
'post- or pillar-type fire hydrant'
- but I do not know who wrote that.

At least there is a desire to distinguish between 'pillar' (or synonym) 
vice 'underground' vice 'wall'.


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