[Tagging] Combining gas stations & convenience stores

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Feb 3 20:06:36 UTC 2015

Sorry, *still* catching up on stuff after the holidays, a mental breakdown,
a car breakdown, replacing that car with a truck, not being able to tag the
truck because of the holidays for a month, a truck breakdown...

On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 4:25 AM, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 2014-12-05 at 11:55 -0600, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
> > On Fri, 2014-12-05 at 09:46 -0800, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> > > A hybrid approach is possible also where simple is acceptable:
> > >         "amenity=fuel, shop=yes"
> >
> > Shouldn't this be shop=convenience (in most cases)?
> >
> In many cases the shop will be a convenience store, but not always.
> There are still more traditional shops that are there primarily to take
> payment for fuel but will sell oil, bulbs, and cold soft drinks and
> sweets for the journey. It has limited use so far, but I tag these as
> shop=forecourt.

I'd still tend to tag these as seperate features, as (save for some Conoco
and P66 stations and virtually all independent stations, and all QuikTrip
and Murphy USA locations) the store rarely has the same name and (save for
some Valero, Tesoro and unusual P66 locations) are rarely to never under
the same roof as the fuel.  Granted, in some places, this doesn't make much
difference.  But consider a QuikTrip anywhere there's ever been a QuikTrip
for as long as there's ever been a QuikTrip, and suddenly knowing the best
way to the store as opposed to the fuel line is at least five minutes
travel and possibly not getting rammed by someone backing up blindly (for
those who don't have QuikTrip, you're kinda missing out on the best
possible and cheapest independent gas station/convenience store chain
going; people don't go to QT for gas and lunch occasionally so much as they
tithe it ritually.  amenity=place_of_worship; denomination=bodega?).  The
fuel islands that do have a shop under the same roof tend to be more of the
kiosk variety (with the largest being Circle K locations stripped down so
bad you have to wonder why they'd even let one wear the name when it
doesn't even fit their brand concept).
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