[OSM-talk] fuel amenities (was Re: advertising)

Tapio Sokura oh2kku at iki.fi
Fri Jul 6 15:15:49 BST 2007

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Yes, I want information about commercial entities on the map. But  
> either I select them myself, or the map provider selects based on  
> information value ("all petrol stations", "all petrol stations along  
> motorways", whatever) - but not based on who pays. This distorts the  

I noticed there is only one type of fuel station specified in the wiki 
(amenity=fuel). I don't know about the world, but here in Finland there 
are two basic types of fuel stations, cold (unmanned) and warm (manned) 
stations. The big difference is that at a cold station you can only get 
fuel. If you are lucky, there might be a snack machine and you can get a 
chocolate bar. A manned station has other services as well, like food, 
toilets, basic spare parts, etc. Should we differentiate between these 
two types of stations? I'm envisioning a simple fuel pump map icon for 
the cold stations and an "enriched" one for manned stations.


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