[Tagging] Airport power and USB stations

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Jun 10 16:38:10 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 12:14 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/06/2015 4:44 PM, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Device_Charging_Station
>  The name works well for the intended use.
> However it limits the use of the tag.
> For example .. a tourist might be able to charge their phone/etc in a
> cafe/pub when they stop for a drink/meal. It may not be a 'designated
> device charging station' but the hardware is there.

A power spot under the table at Starbucks becomes a node within the shop

Or an attribute of the shop:
name=Quaint Cafe in Paris
device_charging_station=public  (no purchase required)

Event venues often have lockers (see
access=destination   (it is inside a paid area)
operator=Big Event Centre Centre

One could tag every power outlet that seems to be in a public space.  For
many years I charged my laptop at
airports by finding the places the cleaning crew plugged in their vacuum
cleaners.  But that sort of accidental
charging station is of a different character to a designated place.

Chain store device charging (like every corporate Starbucks location)
should be discussed.  Maybe adding nodes
to every one is less useful than creating a higher level expectation that
the chain offers the amenity unless
tagged with device_charging_station=no.
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