|amenity = ticket_validator|
|A tag for ticket validators, often found to gain access to an area or service like public transport or parking garages|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A ticket validator is a device that allows validation of a ticket be it public transport, park entrance or parking. These devices are used to scan a card (ticket scanner) or to validate a paper ticket (also known as ticket puncher, punching machine or ticket marker). Ticket validators can also be included in a gate/turnstile (see examples below). Therefore, this tag can also be used in combination with barrier=*.
How to map
Use the tag amenity=ticket_validator on a node or if you want to map a row of ticket validators. A single stand-alone node is the most suitable way to map a small detail such as a ticket validation machine.
To map a ticket validator place a node (attach it if possible to a way like a highway=* so that it routes) and tag it with amenity=ticket_validator. You can optionally use tags from the list below to extend the tagging:
- operator=*: to specify the name of the ticket validator operator.
- barrier=*: use values like gate or turnstile to indicate the type of barrier the ticket validator is included in.
- fee=*: use this tag to indicate a fee is required for access (also see payment=*). This is the case for most ticket validators on barriers. Note that access=customers often does not apply because in most cases because the areas behind the ticket validators (even those on barriers) are publically available, only with a fee. Alse see fee:conditional=*.
- payment=*: use this tag to indicate the accepted payment methods for this ticket validator.
- wheelchair=*: to indicate whether a ticket validator can also be used by people in a wheelchair (most likely combined with a barrier tag).
- level=*: use for indoor mapping to indicate at which level the ticker validator is located in the station.
- network=*: in case it a ticket validator for a public transport modality, you can specify the network it is part of.
- capacity=*: when multiple ticket validators are generalized into a single node (for example if placed on a highway for routing purpose), use capacity to indicate the number of ticket validator.
Creator (Haruno Akiha)
|This is a ticket validators included in a gate. It can be mapped as a row of nodes or attached to a way with highway if present.|
|This is a ticket validators included in a turnstile. It can be mapped as a row of nodes or attached to a way with highway if present.|
|The scanner on the left:
The scanner on the right
|2 ticket validators from different operators at a Dutch trainstation. These are examples of ticket validators that can be mapped as separate nodes and not attached to a highway=*.|
|amenity=ticket_validator||A analog ticket validators (ticket puncher). This is an example of a ticket validators that needs to be mapped as seperate node and not attached to a highway=*. Note the machine on the right is an example of amenity=vending_machine + vending=public_transport_tickets|