[Tagging] Automated check cashing machines

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 02:17:49 UTC 2019

Since there are check cashing shops (usually they also offer payday loans),
amenity=check_cashing_machine would be more specific, for tagging a node
with the precise location of the machine

But if this tag will be added to another feature, like a shop=supermarket,
a tag with the structure check_cashing_machine=yes would fit the pattern of
atm=yes - this tag says that the shop or other feature contains a check
cashing machine.


On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 1:57 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 at 13:41, Minh Nguyen <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us>
> wrote:
>> In the United States, there's a network of automated check cashing
>> machines called SAM. The machines are usually found inside grocery
>> stores and look like ATMs. Unlike conventional ATMs, they have no access
>> to the banking network: they accept checks (or traveler's checks or
>> money orders) and spit out cash. Whereas check cashing stores also offer
>> payday loans (hence shop=money_lender), these machines only cash checks,
>> and they aren't stores per se.
> Completely OT to mapping, but how does the machine, or it's operator, know
> a check isn't going to bounce?
> From the options you've suggested, I'd think amenity=cheque_cashing would
> possibly be best?
> Thanks
> Graeme
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