[Tagging] Parking spaces for car charging

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 00:36:17 UTC 2019

amenity=charging _space? Says what it is.

On 26/08/19 08:52, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Aug 2019 at 23:35, Graeme Fitzpatrick 
> <graemefitz1 at gmail.com <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Sun, 25 Aug 2019 at 23:53, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com
>     <mailto:pla16021 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         So it looks like, for the charging spaces, amenity=parking_space +
>         access:<invent-appropriate-role>=<access value> is the way
>         to go.
>     A bit messy, but how about
>     amenity=parking_space + access=vehicle_charging_only
> Big problem right there: you're expanding on the access tag.  Some on 
> this list will
> take great exception to that.  Some editors will take even greater 
> exception to it as
> they populate drop-downs from the wiki, so when you map a road the 
> access drop-down
> will include yes, no, private, vehicle_charging_only. Which is why the 
> parking_space
> proposal invented access:<role>.  And even that is pushing things, a 
> little.
>     car_charging=yes/no
>     truck_charging=yes/no
>     hgv_charging=yes/no
> And this will re-open hostilities in a different argument about the 
> undesirability of having all
> those different binary tags instead of charging=car|truck|hgv.  Or was 
> it the other way
> around that was undesirable?  I forget now.
>     so you could specify that this space is for car charging only, or
>     hgv only (although I don't think buses, trucks & HGVs would be put
>     on charge while doing deliveries at the supermarket!)
> The one I want to map is in a supermarket car park and the parking 
> spaces are only big
> enough for a car.  But larger vehicles also use that car park, with 
> RVs being frequent and
> the UK intends to have all motor vehicles be electric at some future 
> date.  Eventually
> the supermarket will have a few charging points with spaces that can 
> accept RVs.
> Supermarket car parks may never cater to HGVs but other places will 
> have to, given the range
> of electric vehicles.  I'd prefer it if we don't come up with 
> something that only works for cars
> and a few years down the line wish we'd done it differently because we 
> now have to handle
> other types of vehicle.
> -- 
> Paul
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