[Tagging] origin of some fire_hydrant tagging

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Thu Feb 27 13:11:22 UTC 2014

On 2/27/14 4:37 AM, Georg Feddern wrote:
> Am 26.02.2014 13:23, schrieb Richard Welty:
>> 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
> opinion.
> 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.
fire plug in US usage is pretty specific, whereas pillar is a
complete mystery in the US. since there is no UK usage as
the type is not in service there, it kind of leaves things open,
as normally OSM uses UK english as the baseline and it doesn't
help in this case.

> 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.
in US usage, standpipe is common usage for systems in buildings,
we have almost no underground hydrants, so that usage is unknown


i am discussing terminology with a retired UK firefighter, i will
find out from him what standard UK usage is for standpipe/riser
systems in buildings

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