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

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sat Feb 21 23:27:08 UTC 2015

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> On Feb 22, 2015, at 3:30 AM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> If the use of the vehicle storage is limited to certain people, such as residents of a particular neighborhood, use access tags as well. It then becomes the responsibility of the renderer to check these tags.

Personally, it is confusing as all hell that some businesses that offer services for money are amenities and some are shops. I know the implication of shop is for sales of goods, but a restaurant sells food, and it is an amenity. A bench is also an amenity. 

It is so baffling and counterintuitive to me. A shop sells things. A business does things. An amenity sits there, waiting for you to use it (like a bench), as an amenity *of the place* (a bench in front of the restaurant) - but the restaurant is an amenity too? But the bookstore isn't? It's shop=* ??

there is no business=* tag like shop=*

And amenity is doing double duty. 

I wish that wasn't the case.

If it is an amenity of a larger facility, amenity makes perfect sense - like the plain storage lot of a gated community - it is an amenity of the facility there is no business, no office, no transaction. 

If it is a shop for retail or business transactions, then it should be in the shop or a "business" keyspace.

Since car repair is in the shop= key, I thought having the storage business located there - to tag the building that operates the lot and the larger landuse - would be appropriate for shop=*

This is why I suggested two tags. 

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