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Michelin Guide

"Please use the most current edition of the Michelin Guie as a reference." What license is it on the Michelin Guide? Can we freely import this, or do we need a permission to use this data? --Skippern 08:54, 18 August 2010 (BST)

This tagging is best used if the mapper has been at the hotel and knows it is Michelin-awarded.
As Frederik Ramm explains [1]
"..., if a hotel displayed its Michelin rating at the entrance then:
* you are of course allowed to take a photo;
* if you want to use that photo in any way, then it depends on whether or not the Michelin rating display was done in a way creative enough to attract copyright;
** if it is not creative enough then you can do what you want;
** if it is creative enough then you require the copyright holder's permission to distribute or otherwise use the photo
But of course we weren't talking about the photo per se, but about the question whether you could put the rating in the OSM database, and I believe that even if the Michelin rating is displayed in a way so artful that it attracts copyright, the *fact* that the hotel has a certain rating will not be copyrightable.
Of course, if you lift the info from a restaurant guide then, in Europe, you're up against database law which protects the collection of all ratings rather than the individual rating.
Bye Frederik"
/Johan Jönsson 09:05, 27 July 2012 (BST)


There are some more symbols to classify specific facilities. For example there are "Edelweiss", Stars, "Hauben" (English equivalent?), diamonds and some more. IMHO the tag stars is more than unhappy chosen, is there any better tag out there waiting for approval? Thanks in advance, Lukas --Bierbo 18:58, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

when in dispute write out the organization

I suggest that the organization awarding the stars, or doing the rating, could be given if there are several contradicting ratings on the same hotel. For the european system that is presented in the article it could look like this:

  • stars:HOTREC=3
  • stars:hotelstarsunion=3

(I´m not sure if the name of the star system or the organization behind it should be named). I still urge people to tag as simple as possible, and only use this when unsure. /Johan Jönsson 17:48, 6 July 2012 (BST)

To clarify, HOTREC is an umbrella organization that works for a common hotelstar system, but not all members of HOTREC follow it. For example, the danish is apart of HOTREC but have there own starsystem organization called HORESTA. So using stars:HOTREC probably will be a bit confusing./Johan Jönsson 19:32, 26 July 2012 (BST)

Bad Idea

Where can I object to this? Brycenesbitt (talk) 06:15, 18 July 2013 (UTC)