Proposed features/Potable Water

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Proposed new value: amenity=drinking_water

Status
proposal
Originally proposed by
RobertWyatt
Second proposal by
Cartinus

Rationale

Marks a source of potable (drinking) water available to the general public. This is invaluable to walkers in the countryside and also to cyclists and joggers in built-up areas in hotter countries. It is also interesting for people who want to refill the clean water tanks of their RV or boat.

This feature would deprecate waterway=water_point, because sources of drinking water are not limited to waterways.

Applies to

  • Nodes

Usage

<tag k="amenity" v="drinking_water"/>

Optionally some tagging to differentiate between a small water fountain and clean water tank refill point? Ideas welcome.

Rendering

A blue square with two white horizontal wavy lines?

  • What's about BLM NSTC's pictogram #37 on their set of pictograms? (see discussion below) - Vanagaudi 00:58, 04 November 2007 (BST)

Discussion from the first proposal

Moved to the discussion page.

Discussion about the new proposal

I also prefer drinking_water because it is easier to understand for non-native-english-speakers. I changed the tags I already put into the map to drinking_water and hope, that there will be a votation soon as I am putting new spots frequently and I'm quite sad they don't appear on the map right now. For the pictogram the suggested one (#37, see Discussion from the first proposal) from Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Science and Technology Center (NSTC) which had been set to be public domain would fit well and is quite intuitive to understand. I don't know how to vote or put a voting request so if anyone could do this, it would be great. I also suggest to add another tag which would be functional = yes / no, because some of the fountains are not working at the moment, but could be repaired in the future. Instead of deleting the fountain / drinking-water-resource completely, it would be helpful to be able to mark it as not functional. functional = yes could be default and therefore not needed to put explicitly. --dieterdreist 16:18, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I think the disused tag could be used for tagging that. I see no need to incorporate it into this proposal too under another name. --Cartinus 18:24, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Functional = yes / no implies a measure of accuracy no map can ever provide. You can't even be sure if it's functional when you're entering it, let alone when a map end user looks at it. Martijn van Exel

Voting

  • I approve this proposal -- Gerv 19:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Martijn van Exel 20:06, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Mgeiser 20:17, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --PerroVerd 11:28, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Cartinus 17:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Ulfl 01:56, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Lefty1963 09:12, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --dieterdreist 15:54, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Mimosin 16:16, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --SlowRider 16:19, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Hakan 17:06, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Keichi 17:16, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Chrischan 09:03, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Han013 09:13, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Mikelima 15:07, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- luca 17:03, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Dforsi 16:16, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --EdoM (lets talk about it) 16:59, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Alessioz 17:22, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Accurimbono 18:57, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Flavio 08:41, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal -- Mpolci 10:35, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Miskellaneous 19:43, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Uboot 16:22, 19 March 2008 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --Andy 16:04, 21 March 2008 (UTC)