[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - electricity=*

Lukas Richert lrichert at posteo.de
Tue Nov 3 00:08:52 UTC 2020

And, final email, I reworked the proposal page to include tagged 
examples and explained some implicit defintions in more detail.



On 30/10/2020 13:44, Lukas Richert wrote:
> Since a lot of people apparently didnt see the RFC the first time, 
> I'll go back to RFC status for now. (I thought the threads were sorted 
> by subject title of the email and didnt check online if it was 
> actually visible. )
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The original message:
> Hello all,
> after the comments on the confusing nature of the word 'source' in my 
> original proposal of 'electricity:source', I have now changed the name 
> to 'electricity:origin' as suggested on the discussion page. 
> Furthermore, I would like to revive and extend the proposal of the key 
> 'electricity' as this previously conflicted with parts of the 
> electricity:source proposal and was not consistent.
> Both proposal pages:
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/electricity
> [2] 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features/electricity:source 
> The idea now is to allow for the tagging of buildings or amenities 
> that have electricity. The rationale is described in more detail at 
> [1]. Tags such as access, fee, schedule and origin can then narrow 
> down the availability to the public and the question of financial or 
> direct origin of the electricity.
> This is distinct from the drafted tag power_supply as it is used to 
> describe the type of sockets used at a specific outlet. The values for 
> that tag are still currently under discussion.
> I would also not tag this as a subset of power=* as this maps the 
> facilities and features that relate to the generation and distribution 
> of electrical power and should not be used to map the consumers of 
> electricity.
> I am eager to hear the feedback to the revised proposals!
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> Also, perhaps relevant: both the power_supply 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:power_supply> and socket 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:socket>  keys describe the 
> same feature. power_supply so far has occasionally been used in the 
> manner that electricity proposes to be. Unfortunately, the proposal 
> for power_supply is relatively inconsistent. I think the socket:* tag 
> is better thought out and also currently more used. I would be in 
> favor of deprecating power_supply and separating the two meanings it 
> currently has into electricity=* and socket:*=#.
> Regards,
> Lukas
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