Proposed features/rental

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Public-images-osm logo.svg rental
Velo Station Lyon.jpg
A place where you can get something for rent. Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasuse on relations unspecified
Documented values: 3
Useful combination
Status: proposed

Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: jstein
Tagging: rental=*
Applies to: node area
Definition: where you can rent things
Rendered as: various
Drafted on: 2010-08-16
RFC start: 2010-09-18
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


You can rent a lot of things. Today (2010-08-16) there is a different approach for each thing you can rent.

  • watering-cans
  • trolleys
  • trailer
  • canoe
  • car
  • bicycle
  • ski
  • beach chair

All have common keys like operator and so on. They only differ in the item you can rent.

This proposal will be a fusion of all rentals to one.

  • easy to expand if we have one rental tag
  • compatible with existing foo-rental tags
  • shorter periods until inclusion in rendering
  • most code for tools working with this data can be recycled
  • easy to tag for humans. Few keys for all rental services
  • it allows to combine renting with selling (shops)
  • compatible with shop. This might be interesting for a DIY-Shop where you can rent a trailer
  • old amenity=car_rental can still be used parallel


Tag Description
rental=* car, bike, ewer, boat, ski, ...

Use the established value-list separated by ';' i.e.: rental=boat;diving, where you can rent more than one thing (for example boat and diving things).

name=* Name of the station
ref=* Station reference
capacity=* Number of items to rent
network=* Name of the station network. (see Tag:amenity=bicycle_rental)
operator=* Name of the operating company like JCDecaux in Paris for Vélib'
deposit=* yes or no or amount in local currency. You get this money back later
fee=* yes, no or interval


Tag Description nice symbols for rendering
rental=atv rent an ATV (quad, quad bike, quadricycle)
rental=car rent a car Aiga carrental inv.png Aiga carrental.png
rental=bicycle bicycles
rental=watering_can sometimes at cemeteries Watering-can.svg
rental=machines you can rent tools, and machines for DIY
rental=motorcycle motorcycle rental (motor-bike rental)
rental=canoe canoe rental
rental=ski ski
rental=ski sled
rental=ski snowboard
rental=trolley lets go shopping Trolley parking.png
rental=costumes costumes e.g.for carnival
rental=clothes e.g. suits


use Talk:Proposed_features/rental

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