Talk:Proposed features/Beach and bathing water quality

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Generic key for bathing quality

The EU is not the world and vice-versa so I would really like to see a more generic key for bathing water quality. Why not use something like bathing_water_quality=excellent|good|...|dont_put_your_toes_in_it? Then we define some kind of mapping of the EU water quality to our system. So we could incorporate also other ratings and data consumers can be kept simple. --Imagic 19:53, 26 August 2012 (BST)

Sounds nice, there usually are demands on having some kind of prefixed key. Could we use tourism: maybe, or award: as proposed?
If we leave the prefix-discussion, I propose this:
  • bathing_water:water_type= sea/river/lake/estuary
  • bathing_water:sea_water=yes/no or maybe sea/fresh
  • bathing_water:status=compliant
  • bathing_water:quality=poor/sufficent/good/excellent
something similar could be used for drinking_water:quality. That might settle the potable versus drinkable-discussion.
/Johan Jönsson 18:40, 19 September 2012 (BST)
As the award:-proposal was rejected it is time to pursue this way instead. Tagging more objective properties like water_quality, I will try to make a new proposal on this page and archive the current award-based one./Johan Jönsson (talk) 20:15, 16 June 2013 (UTC)


We need to mark water quality as well. We are a non-profit organization residing in Denmark. Our municipalities sometimes use their own classifications of water quality. How about a polygon with a default distance from the seashore (like 300 meters) where the polygon is color filled according to bathing_water_rendition=some color?. It should be easy for non-technical users to see the water quality on a long stretch of beach. FKBN 07:41, 30 March 2013 (BST)

Good idea

I think this is a great idea. We should discuss it more and vote on it as soon as possible, I believe. Pizzaiolo (talk) 19:29, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

I also consider it a good proposal. But why vote on it? --Imagic (talk) 07:51, 5 January 2015 (UTC)