[Tagging] Money transfer amenities

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 05:18:53 UTC 2015


As an amenity it is no problem that it is combined with other services
(like amenity=toilets), although here (again) I feel shop would be better
than amenity. I would recommend to use operator=moneygram rather than
money_transfer:moneygram=yes
to be consistent with other businesses like gas stations.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 3:50 AM Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>
> wrote:
>>
>> The problem is that (for example) in the US, it's a very poor fit as
>> there aren't businesses dedicated to just money transfer. Sometimes they
>> will be combined with check cashing places (which I think is tagged with
>> something else under amenity=*), other times your local convenience
>> store or grocery store will also do money transfers.
>>
>
> I used a USA dedicated money transfer store just last month.  It was
> tagged:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dbureau_de_change
>
> There are separate systems for high and low income users in the USA.
> The low income places do payday loans, secured loans, check cashing, loan
> sharking,
> auto title loans, focusing on the community that can't or won't use banks.
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