[Tagging] Tagging suggestions for electricity

Dolly Andriatsiferana privatemajory at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 04:47:55 UTC 2018

> I think this would be hard to maintain, and highly redundant since voltage
> won't change for a given city or even country.
> Think about standards names to fill utilities:electricity.
> Each standard comes with frequency, voltage, rating...

Yes, I agree that in most cases voltage doesn't change much for a given
city. But something that will change frequently is the source (here in
Madagascar mostly from a distribution company, a generator, or individual
solar panels).
And maybe another good idea is to omit those voltage and possibly redundant
details, and put sources directly as values on the main tag (like how most
of the few existing electricity=* tags seem to be used). So we would have
something like:

   - utility:electricity=yes - there is electricity feeding the building
   but the source is not defined
   - utility:electricity=no - there is no electricity source at all
   - utility:electricity=generator/company/solar/windmill... - there is
   electricity and the source is known


2018-08-31 1:47 GMT+03:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> On 31/08/18 05:20, François Lacombe wrote:
> Le jeu. 30 août 2018 à 19:12, Dolly Andriatsiferana <
> privatemajory at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> I like the idea of keeping a namespace gathering utilities such as
>> electricity, gas, internet or other. But the idea is also to be able to use
>> a namespace for the utility to provide more details (source, voltage,
>> fee...) or conditions (if there's schedule in availability) - and with
>> *utility:electricity* this would easily generate a complex tagging of
>> namespace under namespace, unless you say it is no problem to have
>> *utility:electricity:voltage=** for example.
> I think this would be hard to maintain, and highly redundant since voltage
> won't change for a given city or even country.
> Most hoses in Australia have 240 v single phase supplied to them. Then
> they have 'standard' (here) GPOs of 10 Amp capacity. Some have one or more
> higher 15 Amp capacity outlets.
> And then there are some houses that have 3 phase 415v supplied to them -
> and they have 'standard' (here) GPOs of 10 Amp capacity, possibly one or
> more 15 Amp capacity outlets and one or more 3 phase outlets.
> So here you have in one neighbourhood 3 different instances of electricity
> presence in houses.
> Agreed with Paul statement about earthing system which is specific to each
> building
> Earthing systems are usually mandated and common to some bureaucratic
> boundaries.
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