[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - drinkable

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 11:42:47 UTC 2014



> Am 27/feb/2014 um 11:00 schrieb Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>:
> 
> I think the term "drinkable" might be more attractive because it is so closely related to the term "drinking_water" —  it's a logical extension of the top level amenity tag:
> amenity=drinking_water (drinkability=yes assumed)
> to different water sources such as fountains, springs and water wells.
> 
> Potable is an English word derived from Latin and its meaning is perhaps not obvious to non-native English speakers whereas drinkable doesn't suffer as much from that limitation.


+1
years ago in 2008 when amenity=drinking_water was proposed it was initially drafted as amenity=potable_water and then changed to drinking water as this was perceived more intuitive for non native English speakers.

cheers,
Martin


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