|Indicates if an object offers WiFi internet access.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: in use|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag is for indication that a map entity such as a building, a shop, restaurant, etc. offers WiFi internet access to the public, either as a paid service or even for free.
wifi=free may be used to indicate that Internet access is free.
wifi=* is probably still used by many people because
- key value is easier to remember
- key value is likely to be invented on spot by somebody wishing to tag this information who is unaware about internet_access=*
- to explictly tag place as location where wifi is available in addition to internet_access=yes. Place that allows internet access using different methods (for example library that has both computers with internet access and wifi) may be tagged as either internet_access=wifi;terminal or internet_access=yes. colon separated value is unlikely to be handled by data consumers and was not specified in Proposed features/Internet access, second solution is not allowing to specify what kind of access is available. Adding also wifi=yes/wifi=free partially solves this problem.