[Tagging] Car sharing: which kind

Jaakko Helleranta.com jaakko at helleranta.com
Fri Nov 9 22:38:15 GMT 2012

Perhaps the reason is that these are two different things: The first bullet
refers to car sharing and the second to ride sharing, as far as I can tell.
See "ride sharing" (aka. car pooling) with your favorite search engine. ..
There seems to be an abandoned proposal for car pooling (
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Carpool), btw.


On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM, A.Pirard.Papou <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com>wrote:

>  Hi,
> In Tag:amenity=car_sharing<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcar_sharing>,
> I see no way to distinguish
>    - a *Carsharing station, where you get your booked car, often separate
>    areas on parking places*
>    - a roadside place with a bus stop like pole near which
>    "non-hitching", subscribed pedestrians stand to stop similarly subscribed
>    car drivers for a lift;  using the subscription numbers, the pickup can be
>    recorded for safety with a text message.
> Mistaking one for the other is in both cases "funny".
> (Trying to phone the pole or standing by waiting just outside the station.)
> Any remarks about this sample?<http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1793907823>
> Thanks,
>   André.
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