[Tagging] geothermal bores

Kyle Hensel K.y.l.e at outlook.co.nz
Tue Sep 21 03:32:13 UTC 2021

Hi all,

There is a tag for petrol/oil bores (man_made=petroleum_well), and a tag for water bores (man_made=water_well).
However, there is no tag for geothermal bores.
These are just like man_made=petroleum_well, except they bring hot steam to the surface, and funnel it directly into a pipeline.

The wiki page for geothermal power (https://wiki.osm.org/Tag:generator:source=geothermal) does not mention how bores should be mapped.
They are often located away from the power plant.
Sometimes there is no power plant involved – the hot steam from a bore gets sent directly to somewhere that uses hot steam (e.g. a milk factory).

Is there already a tag for this?
If not, I would like to propose man_made=bore which can be used for miscellaneous bores that do not fall under man_made=petroleum_well or man_made=water_well

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