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How would I map a gas station that is part of a commercial-fueling network such as CFN? These are not gas stations open to the general public; rather, they're for truck drivers, heavy-equipment operators, and others who drive as part of their job.

I don't want to map it in a way that would cause it to show up in a general search for gas stations. There's a safety aspect here: these stations tend to show up in the same parts of the country as "Next gas: 75 miles" signs, and someone could easily wind up stranded after planning to fuel up at one of these.

asked 14 Oct '16, 06:53

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edited 15 Oct '16, 12:45

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This is a tricky issue. You can tag it as amenity=fuel and add an access=private tag to that but it will probably still show up as a normal fuel stop in many renderings and map applications.

We have a related problem here in Thailand where there are many tiny shops selling fuel by the bottle or pumped from a 55-gal drum. The only available tag is amenity=fuel which is used used for full-service fuel stations. I've come up with some extra tags and a special icon that cause those shops to display differently on my own custom maps but they still appear as normal fuel stations on many other maps (maps.me and OSMand). At least if you arrive at one of these shops you can still purchase enough fuel to get to the next "real" fuel stop.

I suppose you could add something in the name tag to distinguish those stations but that sort of thing is, rightfully I believe, frowned upon by the OSM community.

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answered 14 Oct '16, 07:52

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