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

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Tue Jun 25 09:52:57 UTC 2019


I've seen such a station powered by solar panels on its roof; I didn't
investigate whether it has internal batteries for use outside of sunlight
hours, but it might be worth adding a tag for the power source for cases
like that.

On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 8:49 AM bkil <bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is what you are looking for, it has been used 160 times:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Ddevice_charging_station
>
> 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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