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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 21:52:08 UTC 2017

On 19-Feb-17 03:11 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> I'm not so sure that tagging minutiae like this is appropriate for 
> OSM, which is really a geo-database and not a business/services 
> directory. This is like tagging Italian restaurants with something 
> like the following (which I hope nobody thinks is a good idea):

OSM could be restricted to just roads. Why have restaurants at all in 
OSM?  But fortunately the majority can see that some section of users 
want restaurants and they want to be able to distinguish between 
different cuisines.
Same thing for opening_hours .. too much detail for OSM? I think not.
> I think it is enough just to indicate if a laundromat is self-service, 
> coin-operated, full-service, etc. and not bothering to classify the 
> available washing machines. I know tagging information like these is 
> useful but should these really be included in OSM? Maybe we ought to 
> have an OpenBusinessDirectory sister project or something: 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Open_Business_Directory

Fuel stations are now tagged with the type of fuel available there.
I see no reason to limit what one feature can be tagged with if someone 
wants to tag them ...after all OSM is free tagging with what ever a 
mapper wants to place on a feature.
By discussing that tagging here you have an opportunity to format that 
tagging into something that might just make sense, has some structure 
and conforms to the other structures used in OSM tagging.

If someone does not want the added detail .. then there is no compulsion 
for them to add nor use that data.
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