[Tagging] Laundromat and parcel box (vending machines)

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 16:26:43 UTC 2016


You could add automated=yes as well as payment:cash=yes to clarify the
situation

Dave

On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 6:46 AM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> 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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