[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Dec 5 20:27:14 UTC 2014

Problem with this idea is usually the fuel is not sold in the convenience
store, and at newer convenience store models that actually care about their
customers beyond being a walking wallet (ie, OnCue, QuikTrip) will have a
separate driveway and parking area behind the store so you don't have to
get all caught up in the busy fuel line just to run in and get a cup of
coffee.  Therefore, separately mapping the store and the fuel line is
definitely appropriate as any halfway decent routing engine seems to be
pretty good about picking the driveway that doesn't get you caught in the
ratscrew if you tell it you want the convenience store, not the fuel line.

On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 11:19 PM, 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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