[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Reception Desk

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 5 20:55:36 UTC 2015

Nice that you follow the "new", unwritten rules.

Sorry, but I usually only vote by using the tag and not on the wiki,
still I would say, give it more time and improve the documentation as we
will need it anyway (both the tag and its docu).

Cheers fly

Am 01.04.2015 um 03:02 schrieb Warin:
> Hi,
> I have taken this back to the Draft status/stage.
> There is not much of a change to the basic proposal amenity=reception_desk.
> There is a much more verbose explanation of things .. like what key to use.
> Summary of voting ..
> Thank you all for voting. 38 votes is I hope a good representation.
> 21 for
> 17 against.
> Of those against;
> 10 state it should not be an amenity key and most of those are for it
> being in the tourism key.
> My failing there for not explaining that it has applications to offices,
> industries and educational areas where tourism is not an appropriate key.
> 1 says it needs more time.
> 1 says it is not necessarily a desk.
> I have never come across one that was not a desk - telephone, public
> address system and sign in in all housed on a desk.
> 2 (with another supportive comment from someone else) says it should
> embedded in 'the indoor tagging scheme'.
> The 'indoor tagging scheme'? That is going to have the same kind of
> problems with the tags for toilets, telephones, shops swimming pools,
> etc etc. The problem posed by this tag exists for many others and will
> need to be addressed by the indoor tagging system NOT by this tag
> alone.  The 'indoor tagging system' looks to be in evolution ... and
> will probably take some time before being generally accepted.
> How is reception desk shown to be part of another feature? By its
> location in most instances. It has also been suggest that a site
> relation could be used. The site relation looks to be in some state of
> 'proposed'... I could not hazard a guess as to when it will progress
> onwards.
> (proposed) relation
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Provides_feature
> Also note the other proposal
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Cluster
> I don't see how the problem can be addressed by the simple value of the
> proposed reception_desk .. particularly as it is a problem/solution for
> other things too?
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