[Tagging] origin of some fire_hydrant tagging

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Thu Feb 27 19:56:40 UTC 2014

Color-coding is likely used by the fire department to signify matters such as how much water-flow is available.  I don't know how standardized these color codes are, however.

On February 27, 2014 1:36:48 PM CST, Andreas Labres <list at lab.at> wrote:
>fire_hydrant:type should remain unchanged, as this is negotiated with
>local fire
>departments here in Austria (as well as Germany). At least this is true
>pillar and underground, those are most common and most important.
>Then there are fixed suction points, either from a pond or from the
>ground water
>(well). There is no ideal tagging for this available, this "pond" may
>be adjustable.
>Things like the color don't make that much sense to me, is this one
>blue? or stainless steel? But everybody here recognizes this as a
>whatever color that is.
>Hydrant class may make sense to you, this is what we use the diameter
>for (most
>common are 80 and 100). Just to give you an idea how those are used
>(really used
>by the local fire department there):
>   http://openfiremap.org/?zoom=17&lat=48.12184&lon=16.33877
>Other optional parameters as you like, they don't make that much sense
>to us here.
>(from Vienna, Austria)
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