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

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sat Feb 11 22:29:07 UTC 2017

Here in the USA, I have never seen a self-service laundry that did not have 
dryers, but I don't know whether that is true worldwide.  I suppose it is 
best to err on the side of caution and include a subtag for the presence of 

On February 11, 2017 8:18:27 AM Martin Koppenhoefer 
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> sent from a phone
>> On 11 Feb 2017, at 10:28, Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> do we imply driers as well? Should we have a subtag?
> The staffed laundries often offer also dry cleaning, which I've never seen 
> in an automated one, and the wiki suggests a different main tag for them: 
> shop=dry_cleaning
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Ddry_cleaning
> IMHO, as apparently there are mixed types, it would be better to organize 
> this as subtags within the laundry tag, e.g. dry_cleaning=yes/no/only
> cheers,
> Martin
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