[Tagging] internet_access usage in parks (and other open areas)

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 22:08:27 UTC 2015

I think internet_access could be used in both ways. It can be used vaguely,
as an attribute of a restaurant, hotel, pub. Those places offer their
service of bringing you internet access. If you don't have a strong enough
signal, it just means the service is bad.

But attributing internet access to a park seems strange. You can't complain
to someone that you have bad signal at your bench. I would rather map it as
a point if it's in the open.


pet, 17. tra 2015. 00:54 Nelson A. de Oliveira <naoliv at gmail.com> je

> We are having a discussion in talk-br about internet_access in parks
> and other open areas.
> From http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:internet_access and from
> what I understand, it's a characteristic of the place/object (so it
> should not exist without a building, amenity, tourism, shop, leisure
> or other kind of place).
> If the park offers wifi, then the park should have a internet_access=wifi
> But there are people seeing it different: it should be used at the
> spot where the access is offered (where the access point is locate),
> since there is no guarantee that people will have wifi signal at every
> place of the park.
> For me this second view is incomplete, since we won't be able to find
> or tell if a shop, park or anything else offers Internet access.
> Also, there isn't any statement in
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:internet_access that assures
> that the place must offer access in all its extension.
> What is the current convention (and better way) to use internet_access
> for cases like this?
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