Proposal:Unification of post/parcel keys
|Unification of post/parcel keys|
|Proposal status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||Unification of post/parcel keys|
This proposal is to unify the tags for handling parcels and postal services:
- parcel_mail_in=* and parcel_pickup=* are deprecated
- For amenity=parcel_locker the keys from the namespace post_office:<service>=* are used instead.
In Germany, DHL Group (Deutsche Post AG) is expanding its service at the previous parcel lockers into so-called "postal stations". In addition to receiving and sending parcels, they will in future also offer the purchase of stamps and parcel stamps on site (incl. payment) but also a built-in mailbox. In the near future, more than 1,000 of these stations are to be set up throughout Germany alone.
As this is primarily parcel locker, which is only being expanded, it makes sense to standardize the postal services in a namespace. This protects both contributors and data users from the confusion (e.g. "Why are there 2 different keys for the same activity").
The namespace is technically more powerful than many different single keys. They are grouped systematically. Here it would be historically post_office:*, which however with it in the future the abundance at postal services independently of a real "office" represents. Technically, parcel locker and the new post stations are also "post_offices", only without staff and in vending machine form.
|Previus Tagging||New Tagging|
|brand=DHL Packstation||=||brand=DHL Packstation|
- Community Forum: Parcel locker and mailbox integrated, how do you tag something like that? (German community)
- RFC announcement, with at least some feedback
Please comment on the discussion page.