[OSM-dev] I've added some new shop values in Map Features

Jason Reid osm at bowvalleytechnologies.com
Thu Oct 23 22:57:23 BST 2008

Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Hi!
> While looking at the tagwatch output of the shop key 
> http://tagwatch.stoecker.eu/Europe/En/ignored_shop.html ...
> I've noticed that some of the values that are already used a few hundred 
> times are still not in Map Features.
> I've just added some of those values to the Map Features page (here 
> prepended with their current usage):
> 324 beverages (using off_licence/liquor_store in addition?)
> 204 books (in obvious contrary to amenity=library)
> 252 car_repair (in addition to shop=car with 1590)
> 292 florist (BTW: in future, garden_centre seems to become the value for 
> "potted flower shops")
> 311 furniture
> 303 hairdresser
> 340 mall (seems to be used a lot more than shopping_center 49 / 
> shopping_centre 56)
> I've added those, where I had a good understanding. There are still some 
> tags where I'm still curious about, e.g. what is shop=general?
> Regards, ULFL
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shop=general could be used differently outside of North America, however 
its usage here I would assume is for what is essentially the main (and 
often only) store in a small town or village, usually selling things 
like tools, building supplies, clothes, food, and similar items. Usually 
they only carry a small selection of the most frequently demanded products.

-Jason Reid

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