[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 08:29:25 UTC 2014

Hi -

It doesn't make sense to me to have a specific tag for "fuel and
convenience". Maybe I misunderstand you. I would say, keep copying the
addresses! There are lots of situations where multiple co-located
items have the same address, e.g. a small post office inside a
supermarket. If you invented a new tag it would be harder for people
to find the convenience shop...


2014-12-05 5:19 GMT+00:00 Hans De Kryger <hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com>:
> Hopefully this gets enough attention on the tagging list. Thought about
> posting this to talk U.S but changed my mind.
> Anyways to my problem. One of my passions to map in osm is gas stations.
> I've done hundreds since I've joined and now have fully come to realize a
> persistent problem that occurs frequently. The duplicate address tagging of
> a gas station and convenience store run by the same company. For example,
> say i just added a circle k gas station down the street from me to osm. But
> the gas station also has a convenience store. Well i have to copy over all
> the address info from one poi to the other since leaving the address Field
> blank makes no sense if someone would like to get there using a navigation
> app. I have thought about it a lot. And i go back and forth thinking both
> places should be tagged. Still a part of me thinks it makes no sense to have
> a address for a gas station tagged twice. One reason we cant completely
> combine the gas station and convenience store tag is some gas stations have
> the convenience store run by separate companies. As is the case with a
> circle k down the street from me. The convenience store is a circle k but
> the gas station is a shell. It would be nice to have a separate tag that
> combined the gas and convenience store shop together. I just want to make
> clear i don't want to get rid of the existing tags i just want to add one.
> Regards,
> Hans
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