[Tagging] Laundromat and parcel box (vending machines)

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Jun 16 14:46:42 UTC 2016


These are tagged as shop=laundry, 13267 uses.
See http://taginfo.osm.org/tags/shop=laundry

Its only called a landromat in the US.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Thu Jun 16 14:32:40 2016 GMT+0100, Daniel Koć wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I was trying to tag laundromat (laundry vending machine), but found 
> theres nothing like this on Wiki:
> 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dvending_machine
> 
> However we have vending=laundry_detergent documented with just a few 
> uses in Taginfo. There are also a few that can be used for a laundrymat:
> 
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/vending=laundry
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/vending=laundry_service
> 
> I would vote for vending=laundry (it's simpler) and add it to this wiki 
> to avoid confusion as early as possible.
> 
> ***
> 
> I'm also not sure if we should make another exception (like 
> amenity=photo_booth instead of amenity=vending_machine+vending=photo) 
> for parcel boxes.
> 
> The problem is they can be used both for picking and dropping boxes, 
> resulting in ugly "vending=parcel_pickup;parcel_mail_in". I would rather 
> like it to be tagged as amenity=parcel_box, because:
> 1. It's more universal (we can make parcel_pickup=yes/no and 
> parcel_mail_in=yes/no when we know exactly, which is not always clear 
> when tagging)
> 2. We would avoid semicolon notation, which is much more popular case 
> (1 761) than both vending=parcel_pickup (447) and vending=parcel_mail_in 
> (339) combined.
> 
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