[Tagging] Extension of the "payment:*" keys

John Sturdy jcg.sturdy at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 19:55:05 BST 2012


I recently found myself inconvenienced by turning up for lunch at a
pub that only took cash, when I had only card money on me (something
that I gather a growing number of people make a habit of doing), and
immediately thought that would be a good thing to be able to warn
about on OSM.  So now I've had a look at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Payment, and there's no concise way
of doing this: I'd have to mark it as "payment:<whatever>=no" for
every type of card.  So I'd like to suggest either:

(1) a "payment:cards" key, intended specifically for use with the
value "no", to indicate that a shop / pub / whatever doesn't take
electronic payment;

or

(2) a "payment:other" key, intended specifically for use with the
value "no", to indicate that a shop / pub / whatever takes only the
forms of payment that have been listed with other keys.

I think I prefer (2), as being more flexible, but would be interested
to hear others' opinions on this.

__John



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