[Tagging] Idea for a new tag: amenity=power_supply

Anton Klim tohaklim at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 12:33:01 UTC 2019

I am surprised this is not something that exists already (or is it?)
Wouldn't limit it to caravans though, would be equally useful for those
looking to charge electronics or power a tool of some sort.
Or is that power_supply?


пт, 21 июн. 2019 г. в 15:22, Michael Brandtner via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org>:

> Hi,
> I'm thinking about (and in fact, have already used about two times) a new
> tag: *amenity=power_supply*. It is meant for mapping places where you can
> get electrical power for a fee. They can be found at camping grounds and
> harbours. They have sockets you can use to get power and you can pay with a
> special card that you can buy at a shop (or maybe sometimes with credit
> cards or even coins, I'm not sure about that).
> The tagging scheme for this wouldn't really be new. You create a node at
> the location of the machine, similar how we already map
> amenity=water_point. For additional information about sockets etc., the
> already established tag power_supply=*
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:power_supply>can be used.
> Please note that this is not an amenity=charging_station. These devices
> are not meant for charging vehicles but for getting power for your boat or
> caravan while staying at a harbour or camping ground.
> By the way, the tag is not my invention. At the moment, it is already used
> 56 times.
> Do you think this is a good idea? I'd like to get your comments before
> starting an actual proposal process.
> Michael
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