Hotel or Restaurant - which order?

Posted by bri g on 29 July 2010 in English (English)

I am supposed to be going to a wedding, in fact I will go to the wedding, I thought I would carry a day sack with a camera and my Garmin ( well you never know when a quick mapping opportunity might come up, do you )

Downloaded the area in JOSM - converted it to an IMG file using MKGMAP. Out of interest I checked that the map was in the unit correctly and that the hotel I was going to was there. The hotel was there, but listed in the Garmin as a restaurant.

Checking the Josm data, it is indeed listed as tourism > hotel, and amenity > restaurant.

The Garmin has chosen a priority, and not one that I would agree with, I assume most hotels have restaurants.

Just an observation really - dilemma, do you delete the amenity > restaurant so that the place ( which would list itself as a hotel, with a restaurant ), or fix the MKGMAP method of ordering?

Cheers bri

Location: Ripley Springs, Bakeham House, Runnymede, Surrey, South East, England, United Kingdom

Comment from Sundance on 29 July 2010 at 21:45

A map is a representation of reality the reality is the hotel is in one spot the restaurant is in another. The typical hotel has a restaurant so perhaps label the building as a hotel.

I'd treat this similar to a shopping mall, draw the building, then place a point for the restaurant at the appropriate spot, in a mall I'd do points for the anchor stores and food courts.

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Comment from Vclaw on 29 July 2010 at 21:49

I'm assuming the restaurant is open to the public, not just hotel guests?
One option is to have separate nodes, one tagged as tourism=hotel, the other as amenity=restaurant.
I'd say this is worth doing if the entrance to the restaurant is separate from the main hotel entrance. Also, sometimes the restaurant has its own name, different from the hotel name.

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Comment from Zartbitter on 30 July 2010 at 07:48

Maybe it's an issue of the styles used when generating the map. Is it the same with other maps (Lambertus / All in One / ...)? IMHO tagging a hotel with public restaurant as hotel AND restaurant is correct. Osmarender displays its own icon for this combination: see hotel/restaurant "Alter Kreisbahnhof"

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Comment from marscot on 30 July 2010 at 15:49

problem here is a there should be a tag for just hotel and another hotel with restaurant bit like the tag we have for parking and parking with a fee

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Comment from bri g on 30 July 2010 at 16:50

Thanks for all the comments as above. Having read all and considered, I am with Marscot, there should be two individual nodes next to one another. One node a Hotel, one a Restaurant.

Thanks for all the feedback


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