[Tagging] shop: area or way?

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Sun May 25 07:29:24 UTC 2014


On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Markus Semm <msemm at enaikoon.de> wrote:

>  Hi all,
>
> I´m currently trying to improve the wiki in regards of shops=*.
>
> While preparing this activity I found a discrepancy where I would need
> your guidance.
>
>
>
> Example: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop=shoes
>
>
>
> In the green box in the top right corner in section "Used on these
> elements" ways are NOT allowed for shop=shoes but areas are allowed.
> This makes sense if buildings are considered to be areas because lots of
> shops are inside buildings or they form an area themselves.
>
>
>
> The TAGinfo box at the bottom of the same green box, most likely created
> with something like {{#tag:osmtaginfo||key=shop|value=shoes}}, states that
> reality is opposite: no area exists with this tag but many ways do.
>
>
>

No, on that TAGinfo box areas are counted as ways. What is shown here as
almost non-existing is not areas, but relations. And those are specified as
"not used" in the box, so there is no discrepancy, so we don't have to do
anything to fix it.

-- 
André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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