[Talk-us] Mailboxes, etc.
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Sun Oct 4 21:39:40 BST 2009
Dan Homerick <danhomerick at gmail.com> writes:
>> How are people tagging mailbox shops, which typically have "PO Boxes"
>> for rent, and offer various packaging and shipping services (UPS,
>> USPS, etc.)? Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>
> I would use amenity=post_office + operator=*
> I might toss in a name tag as well, if it doesn't look like the
> renderers are picking up on the operator tag (haven't tried it).
> see: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpost_office
Private shipping/mailbox facilities are not Post Offices, at least in
the US. The wiki page does say that post_office is usable for private
facilities, but I disagree that such use is reasonable - the government
office and a private mailbox shop are totally different kinds of
I would call them
depending on the primary orientation of the business.
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