[Tagging] self-service laudry machines a camp and caravan sites

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 16:10:36 UTC 2017

I would like to get this discussion back to my original question. I used
about 30 camp or caravan sites in the USA and most of them had self-service
coin-operated washers and dryers. These are services like toilets and
convenience stores for their customers. You also find these in most US
motels. The number of machines varied from one washing machine plus one
dryer to five ore more, depending on the size of the site. In most cases
they were in separate rooms labelled "Laundry". For the convenience store
on a camp site I would happily use the shop key whereas for the laundry
facilities I would prefer something like
dryer =yes|NUMBER
In alternative, simply laundry=yes
All three could go on a campsite node or areas or on buildings on the
campsite. I do not expect no-fee laundry facilities, differently from

On 11 Feb 2017 10:30, "Dave Swarthout" <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Scattered around the UK in towns such as Saffron Walden are 'launderets'
>> (this one is not in OSM, and I hesitate to put it in as my memory of the
>> location is not good, though Google looks to the correct)  .. self service
>> machines coin operated (usually with very expensive coin operated soap
>> powder - better to buy that at the local supermarket).
> @warin, what is the point of your comment? Are you suggesting adding
> shop=launderet and if so, why?
> shop=laundry
> automated=yes
> self_service=yes
> covers it nicely. In the U.S., we use the term laundromat and I would much
> prefer to use that scheme but the established tag is shop=laundry.
> --
> Dave Swarthout
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