[Tagging] Tradeoff

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Sat Aug 10 07:29:47 UTC 2013

On 09.08.2013 23:19, Tobias wrote:
> I wonder if there is already a tag to describe a place where you can put
> stuff to others to share. For example you have read a book and do not
> need it anymore, but do not want to throw it away. In a "Bücherregal" -
> I guess it is translated a "tradeoff" - you can leave this book and
> everybody else who likes to become the new owner of the book can pick it
> from this place.
> Here is my tagging example.
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/1979409801
> Any suggestions? Should I prepare a proposal?

Do a Nominatim search for "Offener Bücherschrank". That's how they are 
called in German. I don't know if those exist in anglophonic countries too. 
If not, there may not be an English translation yet. Anyway, they are 
usually tagged as amenity=library, because that's what they essentially are.

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