The opening_nours specs allows to specify the kind of service it targets
Automats are more and more frequent in various shops (not just fuel
When I see a bakery open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00, but
with also an automata open 24/7 for some basic bread products, I would
still not say it's open 24/7, I just tag the automat.
Same thing for pharmacies that have an  24/7 automat selling condoms or
basic chemistry, or milk for babies.
Same thing for bank automats (and very frequently there's only the
automata, the bank office may not exist there, or still exists but is now
closed permanently for the public (or requires a rendez-vous).

Each time the automat is working almost 24/7, but not the human service. We
need this separation because the services are clearly not equivalent,
payment options are not the same, delivered products are not the same.

2018-03-30 11:26 GMT+02:00 Francois Gouget <>:

> On Fri, 30 Mar 2018, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> [...]
> > A "24/7 automat" does not mean the station is open 24/7; so the
> > opening_hours should not apply to the presence of such automats which
> > should be completely ignored and tagged separately.
> How?
> The English wiki seems to indicate that there is no way to represent
> different levels of service at this time:
> | Add the opening hours using the key opening_hours=*. There are not
> | agreed upon tags for different levels of service, but both
> | self_service=yes/no and full_service=yes/no and automated=yes/no have
> | been used.
> Note that there is no way to correlate self_service, full_service and
> automated with opening_hours.
> Most people only care that they can go and get fuel at any time. So this
> information needs to be preserved somehow.
> I would also note that not all stations have 24/7 automats, particularly
> for those in car repair shops. Nobody wants to make a 4 kilometers
> detour just to find that they cannot get fuel because it's 7 pm or a
> week-end. So if only one information can be preserved I would say it's
> the 24/7 one.
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> Francois Gouget <>    
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>                     until he begins to blame somebody else.
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