[OSM-talk] fuel type suggestions
dogshed at gmail.com
Sun Aug 19 23:54:49 BST 2007
Maybe pay at pump isn't important as 24 hour. I really don't care who I
pay as long as I can get some gas at 3 AM.
On 8/20/07, Jeffrey Martin <dogshed at gmail.com> wrote:
> In Korea I think I'll just mark stations as LPG=yes and at all other
> stations we can assume it has petrol and diesel.
> In other places it may work better to say a particular station does
> not have a particular kind of fuel.
> For that reason I think tags with yes or no are the best choice here.
> If there is no yes or no for your fuel type then you can try to guess
> based on location or ask.
> In the US almost all the stations are pay-at-pump now. We can assume
> it's pay at pump unless we say no. In other countries we might assume
> it's no unless we say yes
> It might be nice to select a good international tag for pay at pump.
> On 8/20/07, Alex S. <maps at swavely.com> wrote:
> > Jeffrey Martin wrote:
> > > 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.
> > In the US, CNG stations tend not to have other fuel types - and regular
> > stations tend not to have CNG storage tanks. There are quite a few
> > vehicles that have been converted to CNG in the US.
> > > 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.
> > Depending on where you are, the situation is even worse - in my area,
> > stations with diesel are the exception, rather than the norm.
> > > I would like some more examples of where extra information is needed
> > > so we can first define the issue.
> > Here's a situation that might help:
> > I have a compact diesel truck. I'm in a strange city in the US (or
> > perhaps I've gone to Canada for the weekend), and I need to refuel.
> > I need to be able to distinguish only the fueling stations that carry
> > diesel, or b20 biodiesel blend. My vehicle's too old to run b100 - that
> > will eat through my fuel lines unless I retrofit them. And I pay cash,
> > so I can't go to a 'card lock'-only station (someone called them 'fuel
> > vending machines' on the list).
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