[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Reception Desk.

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 01:18:53 UTC 2015

Ahh .. the passion is back! More votes .. yea!

Unfortunately it now is rejected .. 15 votes total .. less than half 
those that voted before ... leaving the voting open for now.

It does appear that some who vote against don't participate in any 
discussion, they just vote.

Present points against;
a) Won't vote for furniture
b) It should be area not desk.
c) There exists some tagged reception_area already and that out numbers 
the present reception_desk use.
d) Always located at the main entrance.
e) vague between tourism, office etc
f) only for very special cases.

I think I have them all?

a) OSM already has furniture. It exists and is of use. It should be mapped.
b) One could then map a very large area .. including the waiting area, 
the entire building? What is needed is the small area where you go to 
get access/information.
c) And there was a dog_bin in use in OSM too.. one could assume that it 
is for dead dogs? The present reception_area use is all on nodes, no 
areas at all. There are less than 110 uses of it. There is no 
documentation for it. One of the tag is for a building .. on a node.
d) I personally know of two places where the reception is a long way 
from the main entrance (Australia). Someone else also know of a 
reception a long way from the main entrance (Africa I think). So not 
always at the main entry, and in that situation mapping it is very usefull.
e) The proposal definitions for the keys tourism, office etc came form 
the OSM wiki - direct quotes. They are broad so that all suitable 
features fit, but they exclude others.
f) It is for the special cases that this is necessary. You may map the 
non special cases too .. nothing stopping that.

On 17/06/2015 9:22 AM, Warin wrote:
> On 17/06/2015 3:19 AM, Ruben Maes wrote:
>> I think this could adequately be handled with a subtag, such as
>> reception_desk=manned/webcam/artificial_intelligence/...
> robot? virtual_person?
> Might become a trend ..
> convenience stores and banks have a habit of getting robbed so that 
> might occur there too.
> Maybe
> manned=human/monkey/webcam/robot/virtual_person/artificial_intelligence/... 
> or
> serviced=human/monkey/webcam/robot/virtual_person/artificial_intelligence/... 
> so it can be applied to other things?
> Where a person is replaced by a webcam .. they probably leaved the 
> desk behind?
> Saves the cost of removal and they can reverse the installation easily 
> if it does not work.
>> 2015-06-16 16:42 GMT+02:00 John Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com>:
>>> At one hospital here in Nashville, TN, they cut back on the number of
>>> reception desks. The two primary entrances have desks with someone 
>>> seated at
>>> them. Three other entrances have an unstaffed desk, with a webcam and a
>>> telephone.
>>> -- 
>>> John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
>>> "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate 
>>> cannot
>>> drive out hate; only love can do that." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
>>> On June 16, 2015 5:48:03 AM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On 16/06/2015 8:02 PM, Ruben Maes wrote:
>>>>> Hi
>>>>> I'm a bit late here (just recently started really reading the tagging
>>>>> list), but could this also be used for "reception webcams"? In my
>>>>> city's hospital, the reception desk has been replaced with a tv 
>>>>> screen
>>>>> and a camera. The receptionist is at the other campus of hospital, in
>>>>> another town, 15 km from where you are standing.
>>>> Wow. Is the doctor 15km away too?  :-)
>>>> The tag applies .. the place a visitor goes to for info etc
>>>> So yes... it is not about the 'desk' that is used to separate it from
>>>> weeding reception, GPS reception, etc.
>>>> I'll have to make that clear in the tag! The name is the best I 
>>>> could come
>>>> up with. Not too late to change it if someone has a better name?
>>>>> All the best
>>>>> Ruben
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