[Tagging] Fast Food Restaurants

Tac Tacelosky tacman at gmail.com
Wed May 29 12:39:24 UTC 2013

Thanks, that's helpful.  I'm working on a UI where people type what
they see, and the system translates that to the appropriate tags.  The
brand tag is particularly useful in this context, and one I wasn't
even aware of, so thanks for pointing it out.


On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 11:26 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> Well, I guess we need to back up.  When is a name not a name to you?
> I don't always use brand, but when I'm tagging a store or restaurant
> that I know is part of a large megachain, then I do:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:brand
> It's not a big deal, as name is not "wrong", brand is just more
> precise, but we were discussing "what is the right way to tag this".
> Ideally you'd also include the website
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:website), their address
> (addr:city, addr:street and addr:housenumber), phone number for the
> store (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Phone), and store hours
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Opening_hours). Also if the
> location is certified kosher, you'd add that
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/kosher) as well
> as  any dietary options for it
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:diet).
> Very few people add all this detail, especially all at once, but they do add it.
> - Serge
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