[Tagging] airport check in counters

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 13:21:20 UTC 2019

First, excuse me for side tracking this topic so much. What inspired
me was a recent discussion we had here:


I'll try to gather my thoughts someday soon and maybe we could come up
with a proposal for all of these, I'd not want to block $SUBJECT until
we come to a resolution, as we can rename tags later on.

Let me answer the original airport question at hand. Let me reiterate
that I recommend naming tags so that they make sense for both nodes
and areas. Most of the world is using non-area based indoor mapping as
of now.

* Check-in counters: yes! Also include their count and whether there
are any restrictions between the different counters (with/without
bags, online only, etc).

* Arrival lounge (arrivals door): definitely! I'd probably map benches
as a separate feature, because they can be used for multiple purposes,
but knowing where someone will arrive that you are waiting for is a
big plus, so you can stay nearby.

Let me add some requests of my own:

* Luggage size measurement racks/weighing that let's you double check
your luggage before check-in so you don't get turned back after
staying in line for half an hour. Probably two separate features, or
just attributes on a general verification instrument (you can see such
in supermarkets as well for weight and price verification).

* Gates where you queue up after check-in, but before departure where
they are screening you. Only checked-in passengers may attend this
queue, so this is the point of saying goodbye.

* A gathering point outside on restricted grounds where you have to
wait before entering the plane (for low cost carriers).

* A spotter terrace (viewpoint) where you can watch incoming or
departing planes, can also be annotated with fee=*,
covered=*/shelter=*, level=*, capacity=*, direction=*, bench=*,
whether tables are present, etc.

On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 1:39 AM Graeme Fitzpatrick
<graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 at 09:01, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There are 457 uses of booking=* in the data base. I have used it on camping sites that require seasonal booking.
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key%3Abooking
> & the discussion page there suggests using reservation=, which has 2800 uses!
>> Humm reception and checkin as the same?
> Could be?
> Let's face it - there are half a dozen (more?) words that all mean much the same thing for "the spot you have to go to when you arrive at this place", as well as another handful for "how do I make sure I can visit here when I want to" & we're never going to get everyone using the same word!
> Thanks
> Graeme
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