[Tagging] Tagging suggestions for electricity

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 15:46:34 UTC 2018


The tag "power" is already specifically for electrical power (see
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Power), so I would suggest putting it
under that.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 5:48 AM Dolly Andriatsiferana <
privatemajory at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I was searching for a tag to indicate if a building has electricity or
> not, and if possible to specify the electricity source. I've found no
> documented tag, but a search on taginfo [1] led me to the key
> electricity=*. Currently it's being used mostly with values
> solar/none/generator/yes/always.
>
> On OSM Help [2] someone proposed the following tagging which seems better
> in my opinion too:
>
>    - electricity=yes/no/intermittent - to indicate the presence of
>    electricity
>    - electricity:source=solar/generator/distribution_company/windmill...
>    - to specify the electricity source
>    - electricity:voltage=* - the electricity voltage
>    - other details using namespaces...
>
> What do you think? Has someone here used the electricity=* tag before?
> Afterwards we might be able to start documenting the tag on the wiki.
>
> Cheers,
> Dolly
>
> [1] https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/electricity
> [2]
> https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/65477/indicate-if-a-building-has-electricity-or-not
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