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Indoor vs outdoor seating

I'm adding a fast food joint to the map. But I'm confused about the use of this tag. The place have no capacity indoors, but it does have outdoors seating for about five people. Should I then set capacity 0 or 5? Thanks! --Forteller (talk) 10:55, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Suggestion: Hospitals

See Talk:Tag:amenity=hospital for suggested use to indicate # of beds. --Ceyockey 12:54, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Women and surveillance

Why it's only for women that the wiki suggest the tag surveillance=* Girls are dangerous ?? Need an example or create a specific chapter for surveillance who could be use with all the value. —Preceding unsigned comment added by APP3L initiation (talkcontribs) 2013-03-11T19:21:48‎

I guess it's supposed to mark voyeurist activity. Clearly an abuse of surveillance=*, therefor removed it. --rayquaza (talk) 02:43, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Not necessarily, surveillance may be used for security, especially in the places with high criminal activities. Something B (talk) 07:36, 29 May 2023 (UTC)

Women and pregnant

capacity:women is for pregnant's women ??

No, for women, which are not good at parking. These parking slots are wider. --Klumbumbus (talk) 14:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Because they crash other vehicles when they attempt to park ? They need wider allowance to turn ? This is a bad sexist joke.
No I think the proposal is about areas reserved to single women (or single women with children) for their protection while walking in parkings: near a surveillance camera or in view of parking personals from their cabin. — Verdy_p (talk) 01:10, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Long vehicles

Long or heavy vehicles may not be able to use most parking lots. Frequently (near stadiums or on motorway stations) there are slots more suitable for long/heavy vehicles (buses, trucks), which are both longer and frequently a bit larger. Parking cars on this slots is still allowed (the slots are generally not dedicated but permissive except if the parking area itself is tagged with car=no and motorcycle=no). Cars with caravans will need to use these slots too, and frequently some minibuses which cannot use the normal slots for cars or motorcycles. Heavy vehicles may be restricted access by weight/height limits separately.

So add "capacity:long_vehicle"=* ? — Verdy_p (talk) 01:06, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Mixed Parking of Residentials and Free/Fees

What are the standpoints of free/fee parking mixed with residentials parking? If a parking isle has 30 slots, but x amount of them are free (or with fees), should capacity=30 or x? There is no capacity:free or capacity:fee. --Startail (talk) 17:42, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

If you can define which places are which, you can just split the one area with amenity=parking into two and give them the matching tags - this is the best option. We do have many keys like "capacity:women", so you could write "capacity:residents" in addition to the normal capacity tag. In this case I recommend adding a note explaining the situation. If residents don't have to pay a fee, you can add a conditional tag like "fee:conditional = no @ residents". --Mueschel (talk) 17:52, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Find a tag for quantity/number and add this information to the See also title

I did a quick research on taginfo to find out which tag would match a quantity property:
Or is there already any other tag available which has higher number of records?--MalgiK (talk) 13:20, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Further research for distribution looks like this:
Is there any request to better use quantity=* or number=* ?
--MalgiK (talk) 13:28, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Capacity for Man_Made=storage_tank

Hi, what units is capacity for usage with man_made=storage_tank? Should I simply write out the unit (eg cubic-meter or gallons) by the number? What is most appropriate? Thanks --IanVG (talk) 22:10, 16 July 2020 (UTC) Edit: I just tried to type a value in, and it seems that I can only input numbers, so the actual unit that the number is in will remain ambiguous. Seems there should be a better tag for this specific kind of situation, thought? --IanVG (talk) 22:12, 16 July 2020 (UTC)

Tag:man_made=storage_tank#Tags_to_use_in_combination "capacity in cubic metres". However, if it's given in other units, you can type it in. If you are using iD, edit the tag directly at the bottom of the panel. -- Kovposch (talk) 06:38, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Capacity for elderly for amenity=parking etc (found capacity:senior)

Some countries have reserved parking spots/spaces for elderly only (65+), separated from regular disabled people's. Here is an example. As you can see on the lower left, there are two spots, one for disabled (with wheelchair icon) and the other for elderly (written "IDOSO" in portuguese).

I couldn't find any sort of "capacity:elderly" tag here or on TagInfo. So I would like to propose this tag. Thank you. --IgorEliezer (talk) 22:05, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Found "capacity:senior" on TagInfo. --IgorEliezer (talk) 00:42, 22 February 2022 (UTC)


Without a way to indicate approximate vs. exact, expect users to enter e.g.,

  • 35?
  • ~35

etc. Jidanni (talk) 21:51, 15 April 2021 (UTC)