[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - parking=storage: additional values for key parking

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 12:42:25 UTC 2015

Thanks again, makes sense.

What is the best way to map what vehicles the storage is intended for?
Access=motorcar, access=caravan would duplicate the key

So it would become:

On Fri Feb 20 2015 at 9:35:09 AM johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> > On Feb 20, 2015, at 12:04 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 20/02/2015 1:22 PM, johnw wrote:
> >> I think he’s trying to say that “a storage amenity” is different from
> "a parking amenity”, because it is not something you would seek out on the
> map when looking for parking (even long term airport parking, i think) -
> but rather something you’d seek out when looking for a storage facility for
> your vehicle, where the vehicle spends most of it’s life parked, instead of
> (illegally) in front of your house.
> >
> > But the proposal says it uses the same rendering as other
> amenity=parking ...
> Sorry, I was an idiot, I was reading the comments but neglected the actual
> proposal. You’re right.
> However, to me, this is a service that assists you with storage of what
> happens to be a vehicle (AKA a commercial service) so it either is a
> business or a retail establishment service - not a parking amenity - it has
> very different access expectations ( you can’t walk up to it, you can’t
> access it, you need to arrange ahead of time to access it if it is a
> business).
> A long term storage lot is parking for the storage business - which is
> totally covered by parking + private - but I thought he was trying to
> define the “Vehecle Storage business” - and I commented that it is also an
> amenity for certain facilities and complexes.
> The “service” of storing the Vehicle is a business beyond providing local
> parking - and like a car mechanic or a car wash, services *to the car for
> the owner* should be somehow reflected in a business sense - not through a
> variation of the parking lot itself.
> It’s hard to convey the difference between parking and storage, but it
> feels like that difference belongs outside the parking tag.
> >
> > amenity=vehicle_storage?
> That would be good for a private space provided in a larger facility to
> it’s patrons (like a Planned community)- That would mean it can’t be
> amenity=parking, right?
> How would you define it as a business?
> Most "money for services” - like a hair dresser are under the shop=• tag,
> Even car repair - which is similarly a place you take your car and pay for
> a service performed to it (which can be labor-only), so I thought making a
> new value for shop=* would be a natural choice.
> In summary:
> Amenity=Vehicle_storage sounds great for when it is an amenity of a lager
> facility
> shop=vehicle_storage sounds great for a business that offers this service.
> If you are looking for Vehicle storage services, a bunch of arrows popping
> up on lots in planned communities and military bases that you can never use
> isn’t very useful.
> Javbw.
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