Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#966 new enhancement/feature request

lack of 'electric outlet' POI icon and poi type

Reported by: chaoscrawler Owned by: KaZeR
Priority: trivial Milestone: version 0.6.0
Component: core Version: git master
Severity: Keywords: osm, maptool, map, power, energy


it has much use for electric vehicle owners (cars, bikes, skateboards...)

one can get data from services like but there is no icon or poi type for such POI's ...

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by korrosa

This is easy to implement, and I'd be happy to have a go. Do you know what the key/value pairs from OpenStreetMap? are for these charging stations, or are the positions derived from elsewhere?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by chaoscrawler

unfortunatelly not. openchargemap lists many plain electric outlets (230V up to 16A) , which would be fine for starters. i have no idea what is used to re-charge electric car - but i guess standard is three phase current outlet, so next step would be 'three phase' yes or no. three phase outlet can be used for single phase devices with adapter - so i see this just as extension. this provides bit of clarification and icon. i think 'mode1' is just total standard from which one can work up

Last edited 11 years ago by chaoscrawler (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by chrisc404

Hi, I'm the lead developer of - there is no single standard for electric vehicle charging however there are common ones (Domestic Socket, Mennekes, J1772 and CHAdeMO) and all vehicles can use a basic domestic socket if nothing better is available. In the openchargemap data the max power level (1 to 3, v.slow to at a location is currently determined by enumerating the connections list available at the location and getting the highest LevelID. If you can summarize facilities at a location as text that would be enough for most owners to work out if the location is relevant or not (depends on their vehicle).

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by korrosa

chrisc404 - thanks for the info.

Looking at the API, it seems easy to extract data from OpenChargeMap?.

From the following data, what would be useful to an electric vehicle driver? I presume all of it!?

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by usul

  • Keywords osm maptool map power energy added
  • Milestone set to version 0.6.0

I think there was another ticket that focus on charging station, well anyway.

The idea sounds good to me, but for consistency reasons, I would suggest to make use of OpenStreetMap? data again (but maybe integrate OCM as third party provider). They offer already a feature for that topic: that seems to be already in good use 1.

As this is (IMHO) a somewhat new feature, that has to be finetuned with other aspects as eco-routing and more detailed vehicle profiles (what kind of sockets are supported etc.), I will schedule it for the next major release.

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