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

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 15:00:00 BST 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/27/2011 7:32 PM, Alex Mauer wrote:
>> On 04/27/2011 06:17 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>>> I think the standard is brand=*.
>>> yes, this is also used for gas stations.
>> That’s a different thing, I think.
>> branch=* is presumably an identifier for a specific instance of a chain,
>> where a ref is not appropriate.
> Yes, I forgot to look at the links. Is there a reason ref isn't appropriate?
> I've used ref for store numbers; would this be used when there's both a
> number and a name?

Well, the 7-Eleven branches here have store numbers which are often
found on a sticker near the door. This would be an exact fit for the
ref=* tag. But each store has a branch name apart from the store
number, and these names are what I would put in the branch=* tag.

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