[Tagging] Shop= values and a sub key for detail?

Ruben Maes ruben.maes96 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 00:02:49 UTC 2015

On Friday 14 August 2015 09:46:00 Warin wrote:
> Hi,
> This follows from the shop=model discussion I raised a while ago.
> Marczoutendijk diary 
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/marczoutendijk/diary/35584
> demonstrates the issue that occurs with shop= ...
> I think one way to 'solve' this is to have a free text entry sub key for 
> shops...
> say a key of shop_products.
> In this way shop= values don't have to carry all the detail leading to 
> possibly millions of values.
> Rather shop= values can be a collective value without the specific 
> detail, making them easier to distinguish by separate rendering icons.
> If detail is required then the free text entry can be interrogated.
> Examples
> shop=food
> shop_products=cheese, bread, fruit, vegetables
> shop=scale_model
> shop_products=kits, ready made, materials
> shop=bicycle
> shop_products=new, second hand, service
> Thoughts??

vending comes to mind, it is defined as being for vending machines.

In any case, you should use semi-colons to separate multiple values. And semi-colon separated lists (here we go again) should be avoided (especially in new tagging schemes) in favour of namespaced tags.

I vaguely remember an argument for things like vending:food:bread=yes.

So, in combination with duck tagging, a shop selling mainly fruit and vegs would become something like

And the scale model shop
service:scale_model:repair=yes (following the bicycle scheme)
second_hand=yes (that is an approved tag: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:second_hand)

For bicycle shops, there are already tags to describe this, see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dbicycle.


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