Voting has started for the EV Charging Station Mapping proposal.
Currently, some users create one amenity=charging_station node (or area) to represent a charging location, regardless of the number of charging points at the location. Other users map each individual charge point within a charging location as a separate amenity=charging_station node. This second approach creates duplicate entries in search results and elsewhere, such as in this case with 36 identical charge points . As the number of charging stations are growing rapidly it would be helpful to clarify how charging stations should be mapped
Following a long discussion on the OSM community site, I propose certain clarifications on how to map and tag EV charging stations. The definition of amenity=charging_station will change slightly and will represent both locations with a single charge point and locations with a group of chargers. A new optional feature, man_made=charge_point will be created to separate detailed mapping of each charge point from the main amenity=charging_station feature at locations. The proposal has been
updated following feedback during the RFC process.
This announcement has been cross posted to the tagging mailing list.