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#1 2019-08-30 10:55:19

Graf Westerholt
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Registered: 2017-01-27
Posts: 84

How to map the type of a car wash?

My wife does not like to sit inside the car when in a car wash. Therefore I would like to specify the type of car wash to find a car wash she can use. I do not know the English words, so here are two photos:

She does not use this (German: Waschstraße):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Was … e_Logo.jpg

She wants to use this (German: Portalwaschanlage):

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Carwas.jpg

I did not find tags for this in the wiki.

I would tag it something like

amenity=car_wash
car_wash=portal|street

or

amenity=fuel
car_wash=yes
car_wash=portal|street

Last edited by Graf Westerholt (2019-08-30 11:09:37)


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#2 2019-08-30 16:37:18

n76
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Registered: 2013-05-22
Posts: 238

Re: How to map the type of a car wash?

In my area there are three types of car wash:

1) "Self service" where there are bays you drive into then you put some coins in a timer and then use a pressure washing wand to clean the car your self.

2) Drive through automatic. Usually associated with a petrol/gasoline filling station. You drive into it and while in the car machines clean the outside of the car.

3) "Full service" where you park your car at the entrance and specify the services desired (wash, various levels of detailing, etc.). Then the attendents vacuum the car, run it through automated exterior cleaning machinery and finally go over the car with drying cloths, clean the interior hard surfaces, the windows, etc.

Your first photo seems similar to 2) in my list.

Yes, it would be nice to be able to tag the different types of car wash. Looking at the wiki https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag … 3Dcar_wash , I think my three local types would be tagged as:

1:
amenity=car_wash (or car_wash=yes if part of a gasoline filling station)
self_service=yes
automated=no

2:
amenity=car_wash (or car_wash=yes if part of a gasoline filling station)
self_service=yes
automated=yes

2:
amenity=car_wash (or car_wash=yes if part of a gasoline filling station)
self_service=no
automated=yes

But none of that tagging really indicated if you can expect to have the interior vacuumed and the interior hard surfaces wiped clean.

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