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[mkgmap-dev] Amenity=shelter

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Wed Jan 19 13:16:01 GMT 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 10:32:04AM +0700, Peter Hendricks wrote:
>4 posts in the ground with some kind of overhanging roof. People will 
>seek shelter under the roof from either sun or rain. These are found 
>all over Thailand on road sides. If it rains you can often even get 
>your bike in there, if there aren't too many people. There are no bus 
>stops in the country side, but people may wait there for public 
>transport. You can't call it a building, as it doesn't have walls.
>Whatever you call it, it should not show in the map as a camp ground, 
>as even alpine shelters have nothing to do with that.

OK, what about this? Replace amenity=shelter with tourism=lean_to in the 
default style. Then, no amenity=shelter would show up in the map. If you 
can suggest a sensible Garmin symbol code for amenity=shelter, we can 
add that as well.

>"Service station" is probably not a good description, as that implies a 
>place run by a petrol company. For the POI I would suggest "Exit 
>Services" if the area doesn't have a name, but others may have better 

What about just Services? That would work a little better in other 
languages than English languages, because the OSM tag is 
highway=services. "Services" can be understandable in more languages 
than "exit", and the "exit" does not seem to add much value in English 

Best regards,


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