[Tagging] hydrants

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 16:43:10 UTC 2018


Wow, that's another indirection I need to keep in my head (translating
from the circular arrow), but it's a cool idea, none the less. :-)

I'll try to invite other editors who use such tags to better
understand their viewpoint.

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:14 AM Rich <rich1234 at dp100.com> wrote:
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> On Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 09:55:03PM +0200, bkil wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 6, 2018 at 10:27 PM OSMDoudou
> > <19b350d2-b1b3-4edb-ad96-288ea1238eee at gmx.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Maybe leverage the existing direction tag (fire_hydrant:opening:direction) ?
> > >
> > > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:direction
> > >
> > That sounds like a reasonable idea - I see that it is widely used.
> > Although it is unfortunate how much bulk it adds.
> >
> > Instead of
> > fire_hydrant:opening=cw
> > fire_hydrant:opening=ccw
> >
> > You need to type:
> > fire_hydrant:opening:direction=clockwise
> > fire_hydrant:opening:direction=anticlockwise
> >
> > Also, because the primary usage for `direction` usually relates to
> > heading, you could interpret the tag as an answer to the question "in
> > what direction does the opening of the fire hydrant face"?
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> What about using the standard engineering terms:
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screw_thread#Handedness
>
> fire_hydrant:handedness=right
> fire_hydrant:handedness=left
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