[Tagging] [OSM-talk] POI for Hotel

Markus Lindholm markus.lindholm at gmail.com
Sun Apr 15 15:46:44 BST 2012


On 15 April 2012 11:33, Toby Murray <toby.murray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 4:08 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> That's always useful, but it doesn't solve the issue of getting the
>> data for a query like: give me all the hotels cheaper than 66 EUR for
>> a double room with bathroom in this bounding box.
>
> I'm not sure why you would attempt such a query with nothing but OSM
> data. There are multiple websites that specialize in this type of
> thing and are far better at it than OSM will ever be because they have
> direct interaction with hotels to handle the volatility in prices,
> room availability and other considerations that are entirely outside
> of the scope of OSM.
>
> hotels.com, orbitz.com, kayak.com, priceline.com, travelocity.com, etc, etc
>
> There could certainly be interaction between these sites and OSM. But
> OSM is not a travel site and I would never use it as such.

Somebody should  start an OpenServicesDatabase-project, that would
host information about hotels, restaurants, cafes, museums and parks
with detailed description of amenities provided along with user
reviews.

/Markus



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