[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Internet cafe

Johnparis okosm at johnfreed.com
Thu Feb 25 15:53:58 UTC 2016

As others have mentioned, telephone/fax are very frequent in many
parts of the world, hence the option of using them. The description
says "and/or", meaning that they are optional.

However, I am persuaded by comments here and on the wiki page that the
PRINCIPAL role of the place should be the providing of internet
services, and will amend the proposal to reflect that.

This means that LAN gaming centres will not be included in this, but I
will leave service:gaming as an option. Someone else can propose an
amenity=gaming_centre tag.

As to coffee/tea/cake ... they are covered in the proposal
(service:food=yes), and in fact the main purpose of this proposal is
to distinguish cafes (whose primary business is selling
coffee/tea/cake but might offer internet service) from these "crappy
little shops," as one commenter put it, whose primary business is the
internet but might offer coffee/tea/cake on the side.

Both wifi and printing are mentioned. A place that is primarily for
printing doesn't belong here; if it's a copy shop, there is already a
copy_shop tag. Wifi (properly tagged WLAN, since wifi is a trademark)
is covered by the internet_access key, which is specifically
referenced in the proposal.

Download/upload speed is properly part of the existing internet_access
key, and is mentioned as part of its Talk: page. See

I don't think CD/DVD burning is a major function that needs to be
separately listed in the documentation. Anyone can of course use any
tag they like. For example, I don't see any mention of DVD burning in
the OSM wiki.

>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 5:52 PM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 24/02/2016 4:33 AM, Johnparis wrote:
>>> A place whose principal role is providing communication services
>>> (internet, telephone and/or fax).
>>> Telephone?
>>> Fax?
>>> Don't thing these are frequent?
>>> No mention of coffee/tea/cake?
>>> Nor a mention of additional services such as wifi, CD/DVD burning,
>>> printing....
>>> Think there is a need to indicate how to tag such things that will
>>> probably occur for some places.
>>> Other than the fee .. probably the most important thing about these
>>> places is the download/upload speed. Some way of tagging that would be
>>> good.
>>> Sorry to pollute the original idea ... but these thing help identify the
>>> 'internet_cafe' from the 'cafe with internet'.
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Internet_cafe
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