Proposed features/motorist

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: *
Tagging: motorist=various
Rendered as: icon by value


The amenities tag is overloaded. Divide the values accepted for amenities into functional groups. The proposed group "motorist" would include items interesting to / catering to motorists.


The following items will be rendered on maps that include the functional amenity group, "motorist".

  • fuel stations / service stations
  • hotels / lodging
  • travel / tourist offices
  • rest areas
  • construction zones
  • etc, . . .

Call for discussion

Please discuss. There is probably a better name for the key.

See also the related key, Proposed_features/Administration which is also intended to unload amenity.

  • As somebody who has never learnt to drive I resent the idea that hotels , tourist offices and other tags are only for motorists ;-) Then again once you recognise that, I don't really know what else makes the example values related. I'm sure there are a good collection of motorist-only features, though. TomChance 08:16, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Better categorisation of points of interest, POIs, is desirable, agreed. The problem is that many items can belong in more than one category but like a library book indexing system, we only get one choice and it should be as neutral as possible. I am a driver but think that putting, say, hotels under motorist and camp sites under hiker is not worthwhile. Batchoy's Proposed_features/Administration proposal for base categorisation is a good one and I suggest following that and discontinuing this one for the present. A future way forward might be to have renderers and search algorythms intelligently pick out POIs of interest to a motorist. This might be supported in OSM by an xml list feature, i.e. a 'motorist' list would include all the tag/values for the items of high potential interest to motorists. MikeCollinson 03:20, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I think this would be a better fit on the interest key. --Hawke 23:07, 21 June 2007 (BST)