[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Reception Desk

Kotya Karapetyan kotya.lists at gmail.com
Sat Mar 7 23:07:57 UTC 2015

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 11:50 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Do you 'navigate' to 'drinking water' or simply look for the closest
> one?
> Most would navigate to an address .. then look on the map for parking,
> then look on the map for the closest reception desk ..

I think there is a difference between getting to a specific address and
getting to a reception of the building located at that address. A building
can be huge, or it can be surrounded with one-way or pedestrian streets.
It's really useful to know the location of the reception well in advance.

> some of them are for all the firms in that location.
I know from experience 3 distinct situations:
1) A large campus belonging to one organization has one or more receptions.
In that case a reception can usually be identified by some name.
2) A large campus belongs to one organization but lends location to smaller
companies (e.g. a start up company in a university). In that case a visitor
will usually get an instruction to get to the reception of the larger
campus, so that name helps again.
3) Many companies are hiring space in an office building, with a common
reception. In that case, unless the building has a name, it's indeed
challenging to name the reception, and it should be mapped without the name.

Anyway, IMHO we don't need to agree on this. The mappers must be able to
find a reasonable solution in each specific case. Situations can be pretty
different, and naming may or may not be helpful. I would add a
recommendation to name the reception in the wiki, but the final decision
should be left to the mapper.

In any case, being able to know where the reception is located is better
than not having that possibility at all, even if routing is not supported.
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