[OSM-talk] fuel type suggestions

Jeffrey Martin dogshed at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 13:09:26 BST 2007

On 8/19/07, spaetz <osm at sspaeth.de> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 12:02:18PM +0100, Mark Williams wrote:
> > >> Should it not be fueltype=diesel;lpg;petrol? Or just lots of
> > >> fueltype=diesel;fueltype=lpg etc.
> > >   - fuel_octane = 87;89;93
> > >   - diesel_grade = a;b20
> > This is getting horribly complex; Also I note that the discussion in the
> > wiki was 8+ months ago & seems to have just died.
> Guys, it might be there is a reason why that discussion simply died. Your enthusiasm as data collectors seems overwhelming, but what do you really need all that for?
> Drivers need to know there is a petrol station: amenity=fuel
> plus it's nice to know the brand, personally I use brand=Shell, rather than name= as it's proposed on that page.
> All the other stuff is mostly unneccessary. Whether they sell 99 or 100 octane gas, whether it's sulphur levels are high or low or whether it's cheaper than the surrounding stations is really nothing that belongs into OSM (IMHO).
> Get the location and brand (and name if it has one), and start OpenPetrolMaps.org for the rest.
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I agree in most situations you don't need all that information, but
here are two situations where some extra information is needed.

Korea: LPG stations were added later and in almost all cases they are
very far away from a station that sells gasoline (petrol) and diesel.

United States: Few cars use diesel so some stations don't have it.
Some stations that have diesel have diesel on the highway sign but
neglect to mention that the don't have room for large trucks.

I would like some more examples of where extra information is needed
so we can first define the issue.


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