[Tagging] Fuel shops

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 13:15:45 UTC 2015


   1. *kerosene*, also spelled kerosine, also called *paraffin* or
   *paraffin* oil, flammable hydrocarbon liquid commonly used as a fuel.
   *Kerosene* is typically pale yellow or colourless and has a
   not-unpleasant characteristic odour.Jan 22, 2015


On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 1:38 PM John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

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> On Mar 20, 2015, at 9:18 PM, Jan van Bekkum <jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com>
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> There is a similar confusion for kerosine (US), paraffine (UK), petroleum
> (NL); it all the same liquid
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> Yikes!
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> Paraffin is a wax, and petroleum is just a fancy word for oil in general.
> I think Kerosene is the winner for the tag.
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> http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraffin_wax
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> They mention paraffin is sometimes used to refer to the separate kerosene
> liquid.
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> Language is so interesting ^_^
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> On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 12:29 PM johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
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>> On Mar 20, 2015, at 6:19 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On 20/03/2015 6:20 PM, John Willis wrote:
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>> I haven't had a chance to read up on how to define the fuel type.
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>> I imagine there is various heating oils, propane and kerosene, LNG, coal,
>> wood, different grades of gas, diesel, aviation fuel, jet fuel, etc - even
>> "farm gas" which has different taxes.
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>> How can those be defined - esp if a shop sells more than one ( like my
>> Japanese gas station that also sells kerosene?)
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>> Read the wiki? http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:fuel
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>> Thanks for the link.
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>> that lists various octane ratings, LPG, wood, electric, diesel...
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>> It misses on various things as it is designed for amenity=fuel ...
>> but has been expanded for amenity=bbq ... that expansion has not followed
>> the same system though.
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>> well, I guess you could use fuel:wood=yes for a place that sells
>> firewood, same with charcoal, if it was of mappable importance.
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>> at least they didn’t try to define the liquid fuels the same way (“gas”),
>> and left it to us to add propane/kerosene, etc.
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>> You can change it .. or make proposals here. Just don't change the
>> existing values and it should be fine.
>> I'd think you'd be adding heating oils, propane and kerosene.
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>> I'd leave the avgas and jet fuel for later when aviation types want it,
>> not something you normally see for sale.
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>> yea, I’m more interested in kerosene for mapping Japan. Propane in the US
>> is for BBQ grills, right? as far as the heating oils they use for the
>> central heaters in the eastern US, I have no idea what it is actually
>> called.
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>> 'Opal' fuel is a special petrol that exists in 'outback' Australia ..
>> maybe that could be added.
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>> if that is how it’s displayed, I would add it, as it is not “normal”
>> gasoline. There’s another additive down there too, the adblue stuff.
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>> it discourages kids sniffing petrol and ending up without brains. Some
>> people use avgas in their vehicles for the same purpose.
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>> there must not be a lot of stuff to do out there, I take it.
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>> Javbw.
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