[Tagging] [OSM-talk] amenity=bicycle_repair_station :::: only 18 so far

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Nov 15 18:27:48 UTC 2014

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:51 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe they are sometimes tagged in another way as shop=bicycle + service:bicycle:repair=yes and service:bicycle:retail=no
> (see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop=bicycle?uselang=en-US)
> or is this incorrect ?

Similar to "amenity=drinking_water;potable=no",
it's problematic to tag something and then try to reverse the meaning
with another tag.
For example non-bicycle data consumers won't interpret the subtags,
and will think there's a shop
at the location.

A similar concept exists for skis.  Ski repair stations have
screwdrivers, a table,
sometimes a wax removal device, and other tools for fixing skis and snowboards.

In each case the "operator" is normally the property owner or manager
of the property.

If you want to "bikeshed" the tagging, perhaps seek
Or just be happy and find some repair stations to map.

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