[Voting] Feature Proposal - EV Charging Station Mapping

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.

Here is the proposal. Please vote in the voting section.

This announcement has been cross posted to the tagging mailing list.


The EV Charging Station Mapping proposal is now approved with 25 votes for, 5 votes against, and 1 abstention (and 1 unsigned vote not counted).

I have edited the wiki for amenity=charging_station and man_made=charge_point accordingly. Perhaps some of the examples in the charging station wiki should be moved to the charge point wiki.

For those who would like to start mapping with the new charge point feature, here is a file with an indication of suitable candidates for update (search for the GROUP tag): Link to OSM file.

Thank you to everybody who contributed in discussions!

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