Including identifiers used in official databases
Is there any work/interest on including identifiers used in official databases (such as eGRID, E-PRTR, and the EU-ETS)? I've worked quite a bit with these databases and would be willing to set up some sort of automated system that could help with the matching process. --ChrisDavis 09:04, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Need plant:source=* tag
We currently have generator:source=* but no plant:source=* tag. I think it would be very desirable to also have plant:source=*. This would be useful when rendering power infrastructure at lower zooms where you don't want to render individual generators but only the plants as a whole. The value should include the primary fuel(s) used in the power plant, e.g. "wind" for a wind farm or "coal;gas" for a plant having both coal-fired and gas-fired generators. My most recent version of the power rules for Maperitive supports this new tag and shows the usefulness of this tag.
I would like to have comments on adding this tag to the feature page. If there are no serious objections to adding this tag I will include it in a couple of weeks. --opani (talk) 18:36, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
- I don't see any objection.
- Consistency between generators inside the plant and the plant itself should be considered in QA (like plant:output=* and generator:output=*). Fanfouer (talk) 19:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
- Passt eigentlich in das System. Nur werden die meisten Kraftwerke mit power=generator gemapped und so kommt auch plant:output=* sehr selten vor.--geozeisig (talk) 08:19, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
- I find this misleading. xy:source=* is typically used to indicate the source of an object in OSM (metadata). I understand that it is tried to avoid "combustion" or similar wordings ("fuel") because they don't apply universally (e.g. solar energy, geothermal energy, tidal energy, etc.), but I would recommend to use a different tag, like energy_source=*, power_source=* (i.e, not a colon separated subtag, not referring to plant but to energy/power). --Dieterdreist (talk) 09:28, 16 November 2015 (UTC)