[Imports] Walmart import

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Wed Dec 27 13:17:52 UTC 2017

27 дек. 2017 г., в 15:54, Gregory Marler <info at nomoregrapes.com> написал(а):
> I picked a Walmart at random to take a look at the data,
> http://audit.osmz.ru/browse/walmart/5939
> a) Opening times, the closing hour is wrong as it should be 0 not 24 (or is that even valid, should it be 23:59?).

So I guess, our wiki is wrong?

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:opening_hours#Examples (second example)

Formal specification allows hours up to 48 (for obvious reasons):


To me, 6:00-24:00 is better readable than 6:00-0:00.

> b) The existing URL actually seems better, the details of the branch rather then the "whats new" marketing page.

Does it matter that much? Both types of links lead to a store page. When a website tag is set, one can choose to keep it instead.

> Ilya, it's not completely clear what the colours on the tags mean. Green presumably means it will replace the tag with this imported value. Does yellow mean it won't do anything due to a conflict?
> A key/note would be helpful for the future.

No, the coloured value is what goes into OSM after importing, regardless of colour. When validating, it is more clear, since there are radio buttons also.

It's my fault for not writing the docs before publishing the tool, but it's on my to-do list.

> These imports are great candidates to follow with a Map Roulette challenge as suggested or a monthly/weekly project. In addition to the building polygon, there are other features like car parks and competitor stores to be mapped.

I agree. For obvious errors, I fill the "fixme" tag and will post the overpass api link for these to talk-us after importing. But to me, around 90% of walmart stores mapping could be improved: building outlines should be more exact, parking spaces marked, surrounding waterways and roads mapped. But that, I guess, applies to any store chain, not just Walmarts.


> From the UK,
> Gregory.
> On 20 December 2017 at 22:02, Charlotte Wolter <techlady at techlady.com> wrote:
>         I could not be happier to see Walmart added. When the hurricane
> was bearing down on the Texas coast, I added as many Walmarts as  I
> could find near the eye's projected landfall. Walmart is big with lots of
> backup and therefore likely to reopen quickly and be resource for the area.
>         I hope they will respond to Frederik's excellent and detailed suggestions.
> Charlotte
> At 04:00 PM 12/15/2017, you wrote:
>> Hi, On 12/15/2017 11:31 PM, Damian Rollison wrote: 
>> > We ask that you please take a look at the data at the following site and 
>> > check the tagging and locations: 
>> I have little knowledge of Walmart and therefore should leave the floor to  
>> people with local knowledge. I see that another commenter has already 
>> assessed your contribution to be superior with no questions asked within 
>> an amazingly short time. 
>> I hope you will find more diligent reviewers like him; careful reviews like 
>> that are what make an import a success for both businesses and the 
>> community. 
>> I have randomly selected only one of the > 4000 objects from the browse 
>> link ( http://www.remote.org/frederik/tmp/nampa.jpg) and have the following 
>> observations/questions, but ultimately this is of course something the US 
>> community should decide, and I'm an ocean away. 
>> 1. Do you happen to have building outlines too, or is there a process by 
>> which whoever adds the thing to OSM can quickly add the building outline 
>> from aerial imagery? It seems like not too much extra work, if one looks at 
>> 4000 POIs anyway, to quickly trace a building to go with it. 
>> 2. In my particular example, there seems to be a pharmacy in OSM that is 
>> mapped separately, but also called "Wal-Mart". The import does nothing to 
>> the pharmacy. I don't know if all Wal-Marts have a pharmacy - the pharmacy 
>> POI is certainly within the Wal-Mart building. Is that a completely separate 
>> issue, or would e.g. your opening times information apply to the pharmacy 
>> as well? 
>> 3. Personally I am a bit skeptical about the shop names; I see that in my 
>> example you are changing "Wal-Mart" to "Walmart Supercenter," and I 
>> assume that Wal-Mart will, like many other chains, have different classes of 
>> supermarkets and will have different trade names for these - super, hyper, 
>> metro, local, whatever. I'm not sure if these chain-specific denominations are 
>> really desirable to have in the name tag; they seem to me to be more a 
>> marketing tool than anything else. I have checked Google Street View for this 
>> particular Walmart bulding and the sign on the building just says "Walmart," 
>> not "Walmart Supercenter". I would probably be tempted to map it as such - 
>> i.e. "name=Walmart", not "name=Walmart Supercenter". (It's also easier on 
>> the map - a longer name runs a higher risk of being dropped due to space 
>> constraints.) 
>> 4. In my particular example, you have set an "addr:full" tag that contains the 
>> street and house number, but you have not set "addr:housenumber" or 
>> "addr:street." What we would normally do is have "addr:housenumber" and 
>> "addr:street" (where we would neither abbreviate the "East" nor the "Road" 
>> in "East Franklin Road"), and the "addr:full" is optional. If "addr:full" is used 
>> (which is completely optional), it would normally contain city and post code as 
>> well. 
>> Bye,
>> Frederik -- 
>> Frederik Ramm  ##  
>> eMail frederik at remote.org  ##  
>> N49°00'09" E008°23'33" 
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