[OSM-talk] Pharmacies / dispensing tag?
david at frankieandshadow.com
Wed Feb 28 20:35:59 GMT 2007
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> [mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org]On Behalf Of Martijn van
> Sent: 28 February 2007 20:02
> To: Calum Polwart
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> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Pharmacies / dispensing tag?
> On 2/28/07, Calum Polwart <gps at wittongilbert.free-online.co.uk> wrote:
> > OOOH... as a UK pharmacist this is WRONG. It is illegal to term
> > anything a pharmacy that isn't legally registered as a pharmacy. The UK
> > definitions should be:
> Thanks for the info. I'd say go back to the base question: why are we
> putting this on the map and not newsagents, like you say. The only
> sensible definitions are either you can get prescription stuff (ie a
> real pharmacy), or "you can get aspirin here". But the latter it going
> to cover a lot more in some parts of the world.
> So the question is: why are we putting this on the map?
We can put newsagents on the map if we want. The tag 'shop=<whatever>' e.g.
shop=newsagents was approved in January. At the time, people thought that
pharmacy should remain amenity=pharmacy rather than shop=pharmacy.
Whether you *want* to put every shop on is another matter. Selected shops
might be useful though, especially in less urbanised areas. I might be
inclined to put cycle shops on the map because of my own prejudices in that
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