[OSM-dev] I've added some new shop values in Map Features
joefish75 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 27 00:51:29 GMT 2008
"General stores" in Australia and New Zealand are slightly different and the small convenience store described (mostly food sold) is called (believe it or not) a "Dairy" or "Corner dairy" in New Zealand!
So why not stick with shop=convenience to signify if it was big, it would be a supermarket but since it's small, it's just there to be, well, convenient
----- Original Message ----
From: Jason Reid <osm at bowvalleytechnologies.com>
Cc: OSM-Dev <dev at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: Thursday, 23 October, 2008 22:57:23
Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] I've added some new shop values in Map Features
Ulf Lamping wrote:
> 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.
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