[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 09:49:36 UTC 2014

In my opinion the "gas station" is not the building but the whole area.
Also the address belongs to the whole area and that's the way I tag gas

   - Draw an area to cover the complete gas station and put amenity=fuel
   together with additional tags like the address on it. In my region it is
   usually quite clear on an aerial image where the station starts and where
   it ends (some kind of fence, barrier, whatever, ...).
   - Draw the roads (highway=service) and buildings (building=yes resp.
   building=roof + layer=1)
   - Additional attributes like amenity=car_wash, amenity=parking,
   shop=convenience.... go to there actual position, i.e. if there is a
   convenience store in one of the buildings I add the tag there.
   - No need to provide the address more than once: the address belongs to
   everything within the area tagged with amenity=fuel

best regards,


2014-12-05 6:19 GMT+01:00 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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