[Imports] Walmart import

Minh Nguyen minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us
Wed Jan 3 23:57:54 UTC 2018

On 2017-12-15 17:28, Denis Carriere wrote:
> @Damian: A few import review comments:
>   * I agree with Clifford, we should try including the
>     *`operator=Walmart`* to make it easier in the future to query all
>     Walmarts regardless if it's a Superstore or Neighborhood Market.

operator=Walmart is accurate in this case, because Walmart owns and 
operates its stores instead of franchising them out. However, not all 
supermarket chains operate this way (think IGA), and some Sam's Club 
locations have also been mapped with the operator=Walmart tag. To make 
it easier for data consumers to filter by chain, I'd suggest tagging 
Walmart locations with brand=Walmart alongside operator=Walmart.

I don't want to start a giant thread on Wikidata here, but FYI there's 
also a brand:wikidata tag, which would allow general-purpose data 
consumers to avoid hard-coding logic specifically for Walmart when 
incorporating brand information. brand:wikidata=Q483551 would be 
appropriate for Walmart and Walmart Supercenter locations, while 
brand:wikidata=Q7963529 would be for Walmart Neighborhood Market locations.

minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us

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