Proposed features/shop as post-partner
|shop as post-partner|
|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||Tagging for post services in other shops and amenities on behalf of a postal service provider (normaly operated by the employees of the shop/amenity), like gas-stations or supermarkets.|
Add the tag post_partner=* and below listed subtags to indicate services of postal providers in locations tagged with shop=* or amenity=* or similar, if these services are carried out on behalf of a postal service provider mainly by the employees of a shop/amenity.
This Tag is not for an amenity=post_office (also if it is an independent shop within another shop - aka "shop-in-shop post-office"). So the tag is used, when the shop/amenity is partnering with the postal service provider.
On basis of the Tags service:vehicle=* or service:bicycle=* it also can be displayed as an Key:service#Business_services like service:post_partner:*=*. The comments from Case 1 apply here as well. Please notice, that all Tags below are listed as case 1.
Please feel free to discuss about this idea.
The suggested name
post_partner is based on an existing value of post office:type.
In Germany and other countries there are more and more supermarkets, kiosks, petrol stations and other facilities that offer services such as parcel acceptance, stamp sales and others for various postal service providers. So far there has not been a uniform concept for tagging these "post partners" – there is a lack of uniform standard/procedure, which makes mapping difficult and slows it down and also hinders data consumers, for example searching.
It's clear that these locations don't represent a real post office in the sense of the tag
amenity=post_office, because the postal services offered are not clearly in the foreground and they are often only very limited instead of comprehensive. Some advocate mapping as a
amenity=post_office anyway, which is not generally possible, especially if the main service is also mapped as amenity (e.g. cafe, library, bank, or social_centre), as multiple values are not to be used (see Semi-colon value separator#When NOT to use).
Often several nodes are created for the same location.
- These procedure is against 'One_feature,_one_OSM_element' for the frequent situation where the postal services have no own-operated dedicated area (no "shop in the shop" like in a supermarket a small bakery with own till & desk and staff) but are served by the same staff as all other services & goods.
- This results in more elements for mapping as well as analysis and inflates the amount of data (opening hours, contact data, payments, etc. must be recorded redundantly for both nodes).
- This increases the likelihood of incorrect entries, e.g
- This has the advantage that renderers represent both offers or service types.
The node or the area (especially with Indoor Mapping) which is already tagged with the tags
office=* or similar, and which also offers a postal service, receives the tag post_partner=*. Further content is specified by subtags.
Note: If there are spaces or other special characters in the brand name, replace them in the keys for detailed information (in "<brand>") with an underscore
_ (see examples and see Any tags you like).
|post_partner=*||name(s) of the brands.
Several separated by semicolons
|required||DHL; DPD||Brand(s) under which the postal services are offered.|
|post_parter:<service>:brand=*||name(s) of the brand||optional||Deutsche Post||Brand(s) under which the postal services are offered.|
(of the postal service provider)
|optional||Q5266289||The ID allows to clearly identify the postal service brand in a machine-readable manner, which opens up many options, such as displaying the logo or the correct translation on a map. For details see brand:wikidata.
Deutsche Post Q5266289
Hermes PaketShop Q105702843
|post_partner:<service>:operator=*||name of the operator||optional||Deutsche Post AG||Company for which the postal servic is provided.
Can be generated automatically from wikidata ID. (see next input)
(of the postal service provider)
|optional||Q157645||The ID allows to clearly identify the postal service provider in a machine-readable manner, which opens up many options, such as displaying the logo or the correct translation on a map. For details see brand:wikidata.
Deutsche Post AG Q157645
Hermes Germany Q105702759
|post_partner:ref(:<brand>)=*||reference ID of post partner||optional||123||Please specify if the |
|post_partner:collection_times(:<brand>)=*||time, analogical as collection_times=*||optional||Mo-Fr 16:45; Sa-So 12:00||Deadline for processing and shipping on the day of posting
|post_partner:opening_hours(:<brand>)=*||opening hours, analogical as opening_hours=*||optional||Mo:So 10:00-24:00||Optional information; useful, if the opening times of the postal services differ from the general opening times (e.g. gas stations with night counters)
Services that may be listed in post_parter::<service>:*=*:
|letter_mail_in||dispatch (handing in for sending) of letters|
|parcel_mail_in||dispatch (handing in for sending) of parcels|
|parcel_pickup||parcel pickup of missed shipments|
|parcel_send_in||alternative delivery address ('send the parcel to the shop')|
|stamps||sale of stamps|
|luggage||dispatch and/or pickup of luggage|
|bulk||dispatch and/or pickup of bulky goods, e.g. bicycles, sports equipment or car tires|
|packaging||sale of cardboard boxes, cushioning material, letter paper and envelopes. If there is a wider range of stationery items, also tag it as shop=stationery.|
|post_bank||services of a "post office savings bank"|
|id_check||Identity check for mobile phone contracts, account opening, De-Mail, etc.|
Example 1 - "HANDY SHOP STADTFELD"
shop=mobile_phone name=HANDY SHOP post_partner=Hermes PaketShop post_partner:wikidata=Q1613532 post_partner:parcel_send_in:brand:wikidata=Q105702843 post_partner:parcel_send_in:brand:wikidata=Q105702843 post_partner:parcel_mail_in:brand:wikidata=Q105702843 post_partner:parcel_pickup:brand:wikidata=Q105702843 // Not necessary due to the Wikidata information, but optional: post_partner:parcel_send_in:brand=Hermes PaketShop post_partner:parcel_send_in:operator=Hermes Germany GmbH post_partner:parcel_mail_in:brand=Hermes PaketShop post_partner:parcel_mail_in:operator=Hermes Germany GmbH post_partner:parcel_pickup:brand=Hermes PaketShop post_partner:parcel_pickup:operator=Hermes Germany GmbH
Example 2 - Kiosk with multiple service
After a project phase, the first multi-label parcel shop was opened in Hamburg in 2018. In sparsely populated areas in particular, the settlement of several postal service providers in one shop would be conceivable.
shop=kiosk name=Lotto Kiosk post_partner=Deutsche Post;DHL;Hermes PaketShop post_partner:letter:brand:wikidata=Q5266289 post_partner:letter:operator:wikidata=Q157645 post_partner:parcel_send_in:brand:wikidata=Q489815 post_partner:parcel_send_in:operator:wikidata=Q157645 post_partner:parcel_mail_in:brand:wikidata=Q489815;Q105702843 post_partner:parcel_mail_in:operator:wikidata=Q157645;Q105702759 post_partner:parcel_pickup:brand:wikidata=Q489815;Q105702843 post_partner:parcel_pickup:operator:wikidata=Q157645;Q105702759 post_partner:stamps:brand:wikidata=Q5266289 post_partner:stamps:operator:wikidata=Q157645 // Not necessary due to the Wikidata information, but optional: post_partner:letter:brand=Deutsche Post post_partner:letter:operator=Deutsche Post AG post_partner:parcel_send_in:brand=DHL post_partner:parcel_send_in:operator=DHL Paket GmbH post_partner:parcel_mail_in:brand=DHL;Hermes Paketshop post_partner:parcel_mail_in:operator=DHL Paket GmbH;Hermes Germany GmbH post_partner:parcel_pickup:brand=DHL;Hermes Paketshop post_partner:parcel_pickup:operator=DHL Paket GmbH;Hermes Germany GmbH post_partner:stamps:brand=Deutsche Post post_partner:stamps:operator=Deutsche Post AG
- List the new Tag post_partner=* in the Key-Pages of shop=* , amenity=* and craft=*
- Reference in amenity=post_office
- Revoke the Tag post_office:type=post_partner
- bi-directional link to/from Office=courier and Proposed features/Office=courier and Tag:office=logistics. Additionally, we shall clearly tell what sets them apart.
- List post_partners-brands in Name Suggestion Index.
Discussions in other OSM media than the wiki, found so far:
- "Paketshops" of 2018-07-06 at https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?pid=811583 (german)
- "Taggingfrage #2: Paketshop" of 2019-04-27 https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?id=66069 (german)
- Tag standard needed for "a post_office in a store" of 2020-09-19 https://forum.openstreetmap.org/viewtopic.php?pid=817269 (english)
- Feature Proposal - RFC - shop as post-partner of 2/2021 in the tagging mailing list
Please comment on the discussion page.