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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 21:07:18 UTC 2017

On 12-Feb-17 03:10 AM, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> 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
> washing_machine=yes|NUMBER
> 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 
> showers.

I would see these as sub tags for laundry=yes, much like self_service 
<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:self_service>=/yes/no. /so they 
would be used with laundry=yes tag.
A warning example is the dryer key ... that feature can also be taken as 
a drying room in the UK, fruit drying in agriculture... by using it with 
the laundry tag the confusion is removed.
//To document them I would use the discussion page of laundry ... 
/http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Tag:shop%3Dlaundry///This keeps 
them off the 'approved' status page of laundry. /
washing_machine=yes is implied in laundry=yes, as such I would not 
suggest it./

> On 11 Feb 2017 10:30, "Dave Swarthout" <daveswarthout at gmail.com 
> <mailto:daveswarthout at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 4:19 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com
>     <mailto: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?

My point is that these things are not rare and can be found in most 
populated places, the names changes a bit as you can expect.
>     shop=laundry
>     automated=yes
I have little idea what automated=yes means .. where is it documented? 
It could mean that you put your washing in one machine and it 
automatically is washed, dried, and ironed from the one entry ... dream on.
>     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
>     Homer, Alaska
>     Chiang Mai, Thailand
>     Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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