[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - amenity=power_supply

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 09:33:30 UTC 2019

For the "socket" key: I suggest putting the current rating onto the
cee_blue sockets (cee_blue_16a, cee_blue_32a, etc) rather than limiting it
to one rating; this will also make it consistent with the cee_red_* sockets.

Also, BS1363 (UK, Ireland, and quite a few other countries --- see
is missing.


On Sun, Jun 23, 2019 at 2:45 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 23/06/19 01:39, Michael Brandtner via Tagging wrote:
> Thank you for your comments so far. I've now written a proposal.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/amenity%3Dpower_supply
> The definition (wording can surely be improved):
> " A place where you can get electrical power."
> This could be applied to an airport that provides USB charging ports at
> table/desk/chair .
> I've not taken into account your discussion about different socket types.
> This would be the topic for a different proposal about improving the
> power_supply= sub-tag. But this proposal is only about establishing the new
> main tag.
> Unfortunately the connection will be a vital detail for most. e.g. Some
> items can be charged from a USB post others cannot.
> I would think that there needs to be one tag for the connection 'detail'.
> It needs to be able to be applied to any tag where the connection detail is
> to be tagged.
> At the moment there are 2 keys for this detail
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:socket
> and
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:power_supply
> These should be combined into one universal sub key that could be applied
> to any feature.
> ----------------------
> I think most map users will be after a USB power port to charge their
> phone! So that should be a priority and something that should be mentioned
> on your proposal as it will then get a lot of attention.
> I think you will find that the socket type is a vital detail and needs to
> be addressed.
> Minor detail: The order of the 'usefull combination' can be better.
> Access, fee and socket type should be at the top.
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