[Tagging] Place where one *returns* rental cars

Georg georg2016 at nurfuerspam.de
Tue Sep 14 23:36:13 UTC 2021

On 2021-09-14 23:43, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:

>     At least
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Tag:amenity=car_rental
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Tag:amenity=car_rental>
>     does not put any restriction which area of a rental company may carry
>     the tag - the place where you do the rental agreement (nowadays quite
>     often on the Internet), where you hand in your driving license etc and
>     get the car's papers & keys, where you get the car, where you return the
>     car, where the car is parked in between two rentals, where the cars are
>     maintained (cleaning, repairs,...). Also in
>     https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcar_rental
>     <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcar_rental> I do not
>     see a clear restriction to any of these areas.
> as it is an amenity for renting a car, the place where cars that aren't
> currently with the customer are parked, while it may be part of the car
> rental, should not get the tag if there is no way to rent a car. Seems
> obvious from reading just the tag.

Seeing it in this most restrictive way possible has several consequences.
* How shall all the other parts besides the hand-out of the car be
tagged? None of these parts are covered in "See also"  of
* Thinking your logic forward, the office where you hand in your driving
license etc but where you do not get the car, must not be mapped as
amenity=car_rental. Especially in airports, the office might be several
km away from the car, it's keys and papers - but still, people would
like to see the office in the airport map. How to tag?
* As we shall not map one big premise of a rental car enterprise as one
big rectangle but instead only tag the car hand-out as such and all the
single features differently: How shall the features belonging together
be marked as belonging together, especially in areas where many rental
car companies are next to each other? Multipolygon relations are quite a
hurdle for mappers and in most presentations inaccessible for map users,
so no good trade-off for such a simple thing as a car rental.


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