[Tagging] amenity=taxi vehicle type

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 5 00:58:45 UTC 2019


Alternately, we could use amenity=motorcycle_taxi and amenity=pedicab(? is
this the British terminology?)

Here in Indonesia there are separate, unrelated words for each type of
hired vehicle, and they serve different markets. In a way they are all
related, just like buses, streetcars and subways are all forms of urban
public transit, but I think most people do not expect a motorcycle when
they look for a “taxi”?

But I would be happy with either option

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019 at 8:35 AM Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:

> Following a discussion on osm-carto [1], I am looking for a suitable
> tagging of taxi services that
> are not passenger cars.
>
> Examples are motorcycle taxis and rickshaws.
>
> While the original approval for amenity=taxi (32k) [2] does not specify
> the vehicle type, some
> additions were introduced in 2013 [3], apparently from the Philippines
> community [4], to add the
> following tags:
>
> + motorcar=yes|no (usage 289, mostly Philippines)
> + motorcycle=yes|no (usage 290, mostly Philippines)
>
> The problem I see here that this method hijacks access-tags, while the
> intention is to specify the
> type of the taxi. The next best candidates for the type are also already
> occupied with access tagging:
>
> taxi=yes|no (18k)
> vehicle=* (203k)
>
> Thus I propose to discourage the use of those access tags, and to use a
> new subtag for the type of
> the taxi with an unambiguous key, e.g.:
>
> taxi_type = car|motorcycle|rickshaw, etc,
> while car is considered the implicit default.
>
> tom
>
>
> [1] https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3621
>
> [2] archived Approved features/Tag:amenity=taxi :
>      https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?oldid=62088
>
> [3]
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag:amenity%3Dtaxi&diff=next&oldid=763230
>
> [4]
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Philippines/Mapping_conventions#Commuter_Transportation_.2F_Auto_Shops_.26_Services
>
>
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