[Tagging] Distinguishing closed office spaces and client service locations?
matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Thu Jul 9 22:57:30 UTC 2020
Jul 9, 2020, 23:58 by pla16021 at gmail.com:
> On Thu, 9 Jul 2020 at 22:36, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <> tagging at openstreetmap.org> > wrote:
>> Jul 9, 2020, 20:38 by >> pla16021 at gmail.com>> :
>>> Maybe not ideal, but if you're looking for an immediate solution then
>>> access=customers and access=private?
>> I like it, but it is a bit tricky as I can walk into many offices without being
>> a customer (though typically it is done as someone wants or
>> considers being one).
> "Customers" is rather broad, though. I think some of us apply
> access=customers to church car parks. Then again, one could argue they're
> buying after-life insurance. If I walk into a shop and look around then
> walk out without buying anything, does that mean I wasn't a customer
> in the OSM sense?
> I take "customers" to mean "non-employees who may access the
> facility because of interactions with the controlling organization." Not
> staff. Private means that nobody but staff (excepting emergency
> services, plumbers who have been called in to deal with a problem,
> etc.) have access.
Good point, I also used access=customers for churchgoers-only parking lot.
>> Though access=private seems perfectly fine to mark office as internal
>> to a company (or covering restricted set of clients).
> If there are restrictions on who may be a client, then it's more of
> access=designated, or opening hours with "appointment required" or
> some such.
> I think we can handle these things with existing tagging. A bit clunky,
> but it can be done. Is it worth doing it more explicitly for the sake of
> carto or overpass queries? I haven't given it enough thought to
> say one way or the other on more explicit handling.
I was thinking mostly about other mappers, access tag on office
may be a bit unclear in the intended meaning.
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