[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Fri Dec 5 17:03:04 UTC 2014

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 8:51 AM, Jack Burke <burkejf3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> -1.  I don't really agree.  The parking/driving area is no more a part of
> the gas station than any other parking lot is part of the store/building
> they service.
> I usually do building=roof + layer=1 + amenity=fuel + brand=Foo for the
> pumps, and building=retail + shop=convenience for the store part.  I also
> usually put opening_hours on each of them if/as I find out what those are.

That is how I try to tag them. Especially since the fuel brand often
changes but the convenience store often stays the same. I usually leave the
address node as separate node.

> Lately I've been playing with using a multipolygon as a way to handle the
> too-many-address-entries problem.  Join the building=roof and
> building=retail into a multipolygon, then apply the address data to that.
>  (I do have to do this before applying the other tags to the
> areas-that-make-up-the-building bits, but that's easy.)

That is a great suggestion. I'll have to try that.

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