[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - electricity=*

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Sun Nov 15 03:16:32 UTC 2020

Outstanding!  Here we see Lucas well-separating "meaning spaces" apart at the same time he's both looking towards the future as he offers others to sensibly extend the table given the structure he has started it with.  Bravo, sir.  Good things grow like this, with all the right ingredients in the mix to make it a future namespace and tagging scheme we can be proud of:  sensible, concise, tag-as-much-as-we-know-now (while there also being structure if there ARE more things we know and so can tag specifically).

The 21st century ahead for electricity.  Wow, that's an exciting place we imagine in many ways and we don't quite know now how it will unfold.  Tag what we know.  Sometimes some restructure happens.

I don't mind that we spell out our good methods as we go about making them.  Sometimes simply agreeing on the specifics of our intentions (out loud) is a good idea.  There are all kinds of good examples in OSM already.

Map well.  I see Lucas mapping well and I am grateful to participate in the conversation.  So glad to see things vetted among others.

On Nov 14, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Lukas Richert <lrichert at posteo.de> wrote:
> I was actually thinking of the type of battery, i.e. flywheel, LiOn, etc. Although it would probably also be interesting to figure out a tagging scheme to classify batteries by type, capacity etc. for the future. And it's true that :grid, :generator, and :battery as second namespaces are redundant if the source keys can be restricted to only being usable if the corresponding infrastructure key is used. 
> The only issue I see with separating the tagging like this if the general source of electricity is advertised (e.g. 'renewable' in a supermarket and you can't determine if that's because they're connected to the grid or they have a small wind turbine out back..rather unlikely but still). I think that it's likely easy to tell or would also be advertised if they had a local generator. Or perhaps would then have to be left untagged.
> If you'd like to add such a table to the wiki, feel free! :)

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