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

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 07:45:20 UTC 2019

This is what you are looking for, it has been used 160 times:

Although, I'd probably just unify this with amenity=charging_station
and always specify the socket type and voltage. You should only
navigate to a charging station that has a compatible socket anyway.

I usually mark the available sockets using power_supply=* on cafes and
pubs where I can charge my computer or phone without guilt. It can be
useful for both mapping parties and drone photography.

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 6:59 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22/06/19 11:24, marc marc wrote:
> >> waiting areas often have specific locations
> >> to charge electronic devices.
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aamenity%3Ddevice_charging_station
> >
> >   >  amenity=charging_station <> amenity=power_supply
> >
> > some normal electrical outlets allow cars to be charged
> > and some charging terminals use normal outlets.
> >
> > I think we're gonna to do it in two proposals:
> > - get amenity=power_supply adopted
> > - try to harmonize how the type of socket/plug is described.
> > socket key is probably the most successful but for charging stations,
> > the information is missing if it is a plug or a plug at the end of a
> > cable on the terminal side.
> What is really being tagged here?
> The socket.
> So tag "electrical_socket=USB/*"??
> That clearly says what it is, not a power generating station or some other thing that could be construed in to a 'power supply'.
> Add tags access=customers/* fee=no/yes/* and
> for the detailed types of mappers voltage=*, frequency=*.
> The type of socket will usually determine the maximum current/power so I'd not tag that.
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