[Tagging] Tagging suggestions for electricity

François Lacombe fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 16:04:15 UTC 2018

Hi all,

power=* key is intended for infrastructure related power producing,
transmitting or distributing the power.
power_supply=* is here to map places where you can find power for different
purposes (like water taps for water if I can make such a link)

Qualify other buildings with electricity or gas availability is a good
idea, but it should be done with 2 above keys.
What about utilities:electricity=yes, utilities:gas=yes... ?
It may be possible to complete "yes" with standard name. Have a look :

Such a key could also be extended to roads or district areas to get where
corresponding utility is available or not.

All the best


*François Lacombe*

fl dot infosreseaux At gmail dot com
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Le jeu. 30 août 2018 à 17:47, John Sturdy <jcg.sturdy at gmail.com> a écrit :

> 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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