[Tagging] ATMs and cashback

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 18:41:35 UTC 2018

On Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 6:38 PM, seirra <general at sarifria.x10.bz> wrote:

> i would imagine it would be better having some data over none though?

Incomplete data is better than no data.  Incorrect data is worse than no
data.  The problem with this is that
incomplete (or even complete) data can become incorrect over time.

OTOH, we already map other things that are relatively ephemeral.  Opening
hours can change.  Hygiene certificate
ratings can go up or down.  Businesses go bankrupt.  Etc.  There's a place
near me that was a shop, then a
fast food outlet called "Porky Pies", then an Indian restaurant, within the
last month it became a fast food outlet
called Deegee's.  That's all over the span of about 5 years.  It's
inconsiderate of them to force me to keep updating
the map.

ATM denominations would be great if there is an effort to keep it up to
date.  Maybe suggest that mappers only tag
it (with whatever tag we decide upon, if we decide to do it, and if ever we
can decide on a tagging scheme) if they
use that particular ATM at least monthly.  Everyone will ignore the
suggestion, of course, and use the tag on ATMs
they've used only once and will never use again.

Maybe I'm just worrying because I can remember the days when ATMs dispensed
£1/£5, then went to £5/£10 and
are now (mostly) £10/£20.  Inflation is still present and bank branches
keep closing, so there's more demand for
ATMs.  Which means they'll empty faster, which means we may see £20/£50

In the end, though, if enough people want do to it they'll do it, so all we
can do here is try to come up with a
sensible way of tagging it then document it.

We already have currency:XXX=yes/no (a proposal but the iD editor has
supported it for a while).  So maybe something like
currency:denomination:GBP=10;20.  Then if there's a locality with two
common currencies where an ATM might dispense
one, or the other, or both, we can use currency:denomination:GBP=10;20 +
currency:denomination:EUR=5;10 (a
situation we're unlikely to see in the UK, but it's just an example).
There's probably a better way of doing it, and
people will be along shortly to argue about it. :)

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