Talk:Tag:amenity=car rental

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A car symbol with a key, e.g. Car rental.png, this is an example taken from:


  • Not sure who the original proposer is. There was no page for this so I've created it and changed the tag from amenity=carrental to amenity=car_rental. Hope you don't mind! MikeCollinson 08:53, 11 June 2007 (BST)
  • This is very useful for tourists, so using amenity= might be appropriate. However, there was general agreement to stop overloading this tag and use shop= instead for retail product/service outlets. What do other think? MikeCollinson 09:02, 11 June 2007 (BST)
    • I would see this as a tourist amenity. BTW: amenity=bicycle_rental was recently approved!
  • Is car_rental too restrictive? Some outlets also or only rent vans and minibuses. MikeCollinson 09:02, 11 June 2007 (BST)
    • car_rental is the term that I would search for, if I would like to rent a minibus or alike, so I guess that's ok. Ulfl 13:22, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I guess it's also a good idea to use the recently proposed operator tag for common networks like "Sixt", "Europcar", ... (or would the term network be more appropriate instead?). Are there any reference numbers that we might want to apply as well? Shouldn't this apply to areas as well, as the parking ground can be quite huge. Ulfl 12:47, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


  • It has my vote ! Nic 14:01, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --SlowRider 14:06, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  • thumbs up :-) Although car rental is not only useful for tourists, IMO. The operator tag is also a good idea. motp
  • Proposal approved by me. Vanagaudi 19:57, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal (amenity=car_rental, operator=xyz, name=abc). RalfZ 13:01, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal (amenity=car_rental, operator=xyz, name=abc). --Colin Marquardt 23:39, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal (amenity=car_rental, operator=...). -- hobbsch 21:15, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal --- MikeCollinson 20:55, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
  • -1 its not a amenity. I suggest: rental=vehicle car=yes, bus=yes, bike=yes, heli=yes --Jstein 14:31, 15 August 2010 (BST)


See for question how to mark location leasing cars (for years/months) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 06:12, 20 March 2023 (UTC)

I'd suggest car:leasing=*, besides or instead of
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Rtfm (talk) 13:19, 20 March 2023 (UTC)

I am NOT asking how to mark whether you can lease thing. I am asking is it fine to use shop=car for place offering leasing only. Also, please stop using that template on talk pages - it takes massive amount of space Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:59, 20 March 2023 (UTC)
That's exactly the idea behind the namespace. You don't need to care what the "main" node is. Especially in case of rental, this may be done by way more than shop=rental. The table takes exactly 81 characters, way less than "classic" tables : Taglist|tags=car:rental=*,motorcycle:rental=*|with_count=true|with_rendering=true.
The car:leasing=* may be done by any office, as already mentioned by Fizzie41 here Rtfm (talk) 14:12, 20 March 2023 (UTC)
I am asking about use of existing tagging, not trying to invent new one and in particular I am not interested in replacing shop=* and amenity=* values by plethora of namespaced tags you promote Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 18:48, 20 March 2023 (UTC)
"The table takes exactly 81 characters" - I am complaining about extreme and noisy presentation when rendered. If you would post "car:rental=*, motorcycle:rental=*" then it would be fine. Rendered table takes 306 characters, 12 images including two very large ones and excessive amount of layouting table. Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 18:49, 20 March 2023 (UTC)