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Map of water sources
« on: June 26, 2019, 09:53:16 am »
I came across an online map that showed where you could find water sources, such as churchyards in France.  I can't find it now and it is impossible to search for.  Anyone know what it is called?

T42

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 11:07:16 am »
There's one here but it's a bit sketchy.  Most of the ones I use aren't on it.

Paris only: https://www.data.gouv.fr/fr/reuses/carte-des-points-deau-public/

I googled points d'eau en france
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 11:16:44 am »
The Open Streetmap cycling maps have a lot of water sources marked.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 11:57:27 am »


I've been using Osmand with the POI overlay of drinking water. Unfortunately my most recent map update broke something. I've reported it as a bug to Osmand, but not heard back.

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 12:19:06 pm »
Thanks, it was the OSMand one that I had seen before.

Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 08:46:41 pm »
Most (but not all) churches have a tap round the back for flowers.  Saved me from dehydration once.
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 09:54:28 am »
Most (but not all) churches have a tap round the back for flowers.  Saved me from dehydration once.

I spent a night in northern France looking round the backs of a few churches to no avail!  Was amused to see that some of them had other tyre tracks already there.  Eventually found what must be the only bakery in France that opens at 4am on a Saturday

quixoticgeek

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 10:06:57 am »
Most (but not all) churches have a tap round the back for flowers.  Saved me from dehydration once.

I spent a night in northern France looking round the backs of a few churches to no avail!  Was amused to see that some of them had other tyre tracks already there.  Eventually found what must be the only bakery in France that opens at 4am on a Saturday

Something I picked up from a Swede who did the TCR last year, many gas stations, even self service ones, and closed ones, have a tap, but they usually have the handle removed. However, you can get a universal key thingy that will work with these taps:

https://www.biltema.se/bygg/vvs/vvs-verktyg/universalnyckel-till-vattenutkastare-2000034155

The one I have is made of a plastic, pretty light, and just sits in my tool bag. Been useful a couple of times for getting water from a tap that has no handle.

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 10:53:59 am »
That is correct, I found a couple of petrol stations with headless taps in France.  Common in Australia too.
I don't remember it being an issue elsewhere in Europe besides France so not widespread enough that I'd carry a brass tap head but a plastic one would be better.

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 12:26:42 pm »
That is correct, I found a couple of petrol stations with headless taps in France.  Common in Australia too.
I don't remember it being an issue elsewhere in Europe besides France so not widespread enough that I'd carry a brass tap head but a plastic one would be better.

Or you can use the adjustable spanner in your bike tool kit, which is also useful for wheel nuts, lockring tools, truing brake rotors, tighting light/mudguard/rack nuts, miscellaneous BSO repairs, applying ham-fisted monkey force to RADAR keys in stiff locks, clamping tent pole elastic while replacing sections, bleeding radiators in freezing bunk barn shower rooms, clobbering small animals to death, and could - in emergency - serve as a 2000A slow-blow fuse.
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »
I've also used one for 'truing' a chainring - if you want more validated uses. 

Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 03:06:45 pm »
I've also used one for 'truing' a chainring - if you want more validated uses.

And for 'realigning' a derailleur hanger.

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 06:05:20 pm »
I've also used one for 'truing' a chainring - if you want more validated uses.

And for 'realigning' a derailleur hanger.

And as beer bottle opener
And as an ear wig dissuader.
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 06:22:58 pm »
Matthew came to this thread expecting a completely different topic of conversation. For me, professionally, water sources are rivers, reservoirs and aquifers (chalk, gravels and greensands) and the associated water treatment works.

Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2019, 07:19:25 pm »
In France a lot of small communes have put in (or are putting in) camping-car services which have water supplies (and places to empty the chemical loo you carry on your rear carrier) which should be free access. I haven't tested one yet but I have often passed by and wondered.

Kim

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2019, 07:21:31 pm »
And as an ear wig dissuader.

*Makes note for upcoming camping trip*
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Kim

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2019, 07:22:37 pm »
Matthew came to this thread expecting a completely different topic of conversation. For me, professionally, water sources are rivers, reservoirs and aquifers (chalk, gravels and greensands) and the associated water treatment works.

To be fair, drilling into an aquifer is probably the easiest way to refill your bidon in parts of the East Midlands on a Sunday afternoon...   :D
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2019, 07:32:14 pm »
In a probably-not-frequent-enough example of Sustrans catering to the needs of the non-cyclists on bikes they're supposed to be for, the Bristol-Bath Railway Path has drinking fountains at various points along it. As a cyclist I never need them, and arguably this path is well catered for without them (two cafes and a few pubs on the route not to mention a city at each end), but it's easy to forget how thirsty non-cyclists get on bikes in summer. Which is admittedly a bit of a diversion from the point of the thread.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2019, 11:47:35 pm »


I've been using Osmand with the POI overlay of drinking water. Unfortunately my most recent map update broke something. I've reported it as a bug to Osmand, but not heard back.

J

So, after much digging around with the data files of the maps, and inspection of the internals of OSM. I've found the bug, and a temporary work around.

It seems that drinking water on OSM has been reclassified from Sustenance, to Man made. Meaning that the search doesn't work as obviously as you'd expect. If you do a POI search for "man made drinking water", it works. It's a bodge, I'll see if I can find someone to make a proper fix asap. As soon as we can work out if this is a bug with OSM (i.e. it should be sustenance), or a bug with osmand (it should be man made...) *sigh*

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2019, 08:46:15 pm »
I can't find the last map I used but I found this app...
https://freewa.org/#app

Another
https://freetaps.earth
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2019, 08:56:04 pm »
This might be the one I found before
https://eaupotable.info/en/
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2019, 10:31:09 am »
This scheme with app could be useful for UK:
https://refill.org.uk/

Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2019, 11:03:32 am »
This might be the one I found before
https://eaupotable.info/en/

According to this there is no refill option or other drinking water in a radius of at least 100kms around me. That's fine by me, don't visit the Limousin, it's a desert!  ;D ;D 

quixoticgeek

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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2019, 11:27:15 am »
This might be the one I found before
https://eaupotable.info/en/

According to this there is no refill option or other drinking water in a radius of at least 100kms around me. That's fine by me, don't visit the Limousin, it's a desert!  ;D ;D

What's your lat/long (roughly). Am curious if OSM has a different view...

J
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Re: Map of water sources
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2019, 11:41:54 am »
This might be the one I found before
https://eaupotable.info/en/

According to this there is no refill option or other drinking water in a radius of at least 100kms around me. That's fine by me, don't visit the Limousin, it's a desert!  ;D ;D

Limoges, (France!) 45°49'53"N 1°15'28"E  (according to internet).

I know there is water - except on the Plateau de Millevaches where it costs so much the locals refuse to connect to the supply; normal, they have one of the highest rainfalls in France! 

What's your lat/long (roughly). Am curious if OSM has a different view...

J