[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Dec 5 20:29:04 UTC 2014

On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 3:49 AM, Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> stations:
>    - 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, ...).\\\
> That'd be a better polygon for "landuse=retail".  Odds are you're not
going to be getting gas out of the air compressor or a parking space in the
far corner.  Or the car wash, if there is one.

>    - 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
> Except now people can't use it to have a routing engine find the fuel line
for 'em.
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