[Tagging] origin of some fire_hydrant tagging

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Feb 27 09:50:52 UTC 2014

I also disagree with standpipe, in UK usage a standpipe is an emergency source of water provided for residents if mains water if off for some reason.

Phil (trigpoint)
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On 27/02/2014 9:37 Georg Feddern wrote:

Am 26.02.2014 13:23, schrieb Richard Welty:
> i'm currently tinkering with what will be come a proposal to modify
> current hydrant tagging.
> my thinking is to add
> fire_hydrant:water_source={main,pond,stream,standpipe}
> and deprecate fire_hydrant:type=pond

no objections except 'standpipe' - see below.

> then the issue is whether we want to modify fire_hydrant:type or
> replace it with a different tag altogether, say fire_hydrant:delivery
> if we keep type, should we replace pillar with plug or fire_plug or just
> let that go.

I would keep hydrant:type - because it is a physical type/design in my 
With hydrant:delivery I would not assume the physical type, sorry.

And I would keep type=pillar.
With fire_plug I - and I suppose many others - would assume "something 
you can connect with or to".
And that are all hydrants in any design, it is too generic in my opinion.

Regarding standpipe:
I would understand 'standpipe' as the device you need to connect to 
underground hydrants.
So I would not use standpipe for hydrant:source but 'riser' instead, may 
be distuingish between dry_riser or wet_riser.



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