[Tagging] Wi-Fi or internet access at Stores

moltonel moltonel at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 12:33:12 UTC 2015

On 13 December 2015 12:02:22 GMT+00:00, Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 11:22:53AM +0000, moltonel wrote:
>> Customer-only and non-gratis wifi are arguably not "public" but they
>are mapworthy. And the subtags to express these are
>internet_access:access and internet_access:fee (with the usual values
>of the access and fee tags).
>Depends on how you interpret customer-only: I would map internet cafes
>are customer-only but not hotel wifis which are available only for

By definition, overnight guests are customers. While some hotels do not mind if you come in just for the wifi without even buying a coffee, some will. In my experience, most free wifi is actually (intended to be) customers-only, even if most osm contributors don't bother to tag it.

>Also would not map hotspots which require eg a monthly subscription.

Do you make a difference between monthly and sorter timespan ? Is tacit reconduction the issue ? In any case, the *:fee tag should be used. When you're abroad, even a cumbersome signup process might be worth it.
Vincent Dp

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