[Tagging] branch=* tag to specify the particular branch of a chain of stores/amenities

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 09:00:28 BST 2011

2011/4/28 David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au>:
> On Thu, 2011-04-28 at 07:34 +0800, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>> According to http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand
>>     "The brand=* is a larger entity that a place advertises itself as part of"
>> Which means that you put "Burger King" or "Barclay's" or "McDonald's"
>> into the brand tag.
> I thought in this case, we use operator=* ?

no, operator would be the person/company/organisation that operates a
feature. In the case of Burger King or Esso ... this would be the
individual operator of the franchise or petrol station.

> >From wiki.. The operator tag is used to name a company, corporation,
> person or any other entity who is in charge of the operation of a
> certain map object.


> I think the branch/location could simply be added to the name tag.

could (as always), but this would be worse then declaring it explicitly.


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