[Tagging] Vacant shop tagging...

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 11:11:29 BST 2010

2010/8/16 Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm>:
> On 15/08/2010 22:30, John Smith wrote:
>> I'm not sure this is the best way to do things, what do others think?
> If its vacant, then its not a shop, so shouldn't be tagged as such.

IMHO a shop is a shop because it is officially commercial space (and
not residential), it has a separate entrance (usually from the
street), it has appropriate windows, etc. Of course there might be
exceptions, but I think you get it.

> Otherwise it will show up on applications / renderers that show anything
> tagged as shop=* with a shop icon.

that might be the problem of these applications but they could filter
vacant if they don't like it.

> ie use a separate namespace, so tag it something like disused:shop=yes
> Then it can be easily ignored by applications that just want to show
> currently existing shops, or rendered differently etc.

that's a good idea as well, and very versatile.


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