Proposed features/Parcel lockers and parcel postbox
|Parcel lockers and parcel postbox|
|Status:||Draft (under way)|
|Definition:||amenity=parcel_lockers: a machine with lockers for picking-up parcels|
Parcel lockers (also called parcel terminals, parcel stations or parcel machines) are electrical machines with lockers for picking-up parcels. They allow for interaction with the customers, usually by a touchscreen. Some parcel lockers also allow for sending parcels or to be used as ordinary lockers.
A new tag amenity=parcel_lockers is introduced for parcel lockers together with the complementing tags parcel_receiving=yes/no, parcel_sending=yes/no, letter_receiving=yes/no and letter_sending=yes/no to indicate whether parcel lockers can be used to receive and send parcels and letters respectively.
Parcel lockers and parcel postboxes are currently both tagged amenity=vending_machine even though they are two different objects. Besides, both of them aren't vending machines (i.e. an automatic machines that accepts money and dispense merchandise).
- collection_times=*: the times at which parcels are collected (e.g. Mo-Sa 12:00)
- operator=*: name of the company that operates the parcel lockers or the parcel postbox (e.g. Australia Post)
- opening_hours=*: hours when the parcel lockers are accessible (e.g. 24/7)
Comparison of current and proposed tagging
|Object||Current tagging||Proposed tagging|
|Parcel lockers with possibility to receive but not to send parcels||amenity=vending_machine
|Parcel lockers with possibility to receive and send parcels||amenity=vending_machine
|Parcel lockers with possibility to send but not to receive parcels||amenity=vending_machine
|A parcel postbox||amenity=vending_machine
(parcel_receiving=no not required because inherent)
- Proposed_Features/post_pickup – another proposal (with unknown status) for parcel lockers from 2015, proposing the tag amenity=post_pickup
- Proposed features/amenity=parcel box – an obsoleted draft proposal for parcel lockers form 2016, proposing the tag amenity=parcel_box
- Tagging mailing list: Dispensing vs vending (Was: Combined waste/recycling bins). October 2018
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