[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Reception Desk

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sat Feb 7 17:25:27 UTC 2015

On February 7, 2015 10:41:17 AM CST, Kotya Karapetyan <kotya.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Amenity is the best fit for this tag.
> >
> >
> > I disagree. (Usually that just means "I didn't find anything
> better")
> +1
> "Amenity" is very vague in general (), and a lot of things can be
> marked as such. So I'd prefer to use it only when it's an obvious
> choice or there is nothing better.
> What about using "office"?
> I was also surprised to discover that there was not key for "booth" in
> OSM. (And of course all currently available booths ended in "amenity"
> :) ) Shall we maybe introduce it?
> > As
> > this tag is always going to be used within another entity I think we
> should
> > rather look towards something like indoor tagging or other subtags.
> In
> > addition using amenity for reception desk would for example prevent
> you from
> > placing it on the node of the amenity and use one node for both.
> Not to defend the amenity key, but I wonder if there is a need to tag
> the reception if the whole object (including the reception) deserves
> just a single node.
> Cheers,
> Kotya
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I suspect what was meant was an amenity node contained within a larger entity that was mapped as something other than amenity.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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