[Talk-GB] Electric vehicle charging points

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 12:47:56 UTC 2020

My Council has introduced 200+ lamp post mounted charging points

Would you give that its own node? or as part of Tag:highway=street_lamp?

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 1:13 PM Dave F via Talk-GB <
talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> On 21/07/2020 12:10, Chris Hill wrote:
> > Leccy car drivers need to know if the point is working. Apps from the
> > charge point suppliers and from others such as Zapmap try to keep
> > drivers informed about the availability and condition of the point.
> > OSM doesn't have that info and can't update it in real time. Some
> > leccy cars have this live info built into their satnav.
> >
> > There's nothing wrong with adding charging points. I expect people
> > wanting to actually use them will look elsewhere for more info than
> > OSM can reasonably supply.
> That's a moot point.
> That's the equivalent of saying drivers needs to know if a car park is
> full or a commuter wants to find out if the 08:12 to Oxford has been
> cancelled.
> DaveF
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