[Tagging] Tagging Free Water for cafés, bars, restaurant

Jake Edmonds jake_edmonds at me.com
Mon Jan 13 10:58:34 UTC 2020

I’ve heard of places not refilling water bottles due to hygiene reasons (whether that is a concern or not is a separate discussion) but will give a glass of water to whoever asks. And on the opposite side, there are places that will refill bottles but won’t give a glass a water.

> On 13 Jan 2020, at 11:06, Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com> wrote:
> 13 Jan 2020, 10:42 by colin.smale at xs4all.nl:
> How about free_water=yes if it is available to anybody, and free_water=customers if it is only available to paying customers?
> +1 
> And free_water=no for explicit tagging of not providing a free water.
> I assume this could actually apply to all manner of objects, including pubs, bus stations, town squares... If so, there is no need to reference amenity=cafe etc in the tagging standards, other than as a non-normative illustration or example.
> Though I am unsure whatever tagging town square with mapped
> amenity=drinking_water is a good idea.
> Referencing carafe is not a good plan; firstly that is the container, not the contents and this proposal is about the contents. Secondly, many other things are frequently served in carafes, such as wine. So free_carafe=yes may end up disappointing a few people...
> And water is not always served in a carafe. 
> And as bonus this tag is significantly less clear in meaning (even "carafe" word
> is among rare ones, more likely to be unknown).
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