[Tagging] RFD tag:shop=camera?

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 13:46:11 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM, johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> How many people are going to understand that I need a “wooden home goods”
> shop tag? There is an old traditional store that sells all the things for
> your house - from yard tools, to buckets, to bathtubs - made out of wood by
> an expert craftsman. They are not ornamental goods - you use them.  It is a
> Very Japanese store,

Are you really going to use OSM for looking up those specialty stores and
see whether they sell item X ? I rather search the internet. After I read
the shop's website and verified they sell X, I take their address and name
and use those in e.g. OsmAnd to get me to the place.

Where would you end up otherwise ? Tag all breads and the days they are
available in a bakery ? All softdrinks and their brands available in a
supermarket ?

Of course for more tourist related features (cafes, pubs, hotels, etc, )
it's nice that I can find them directly via OsmAnd POIs without research on
the internet.

So I wonder whether it is not enough to have some rough classification for
the shops you are describing with links to their websites so one can do a
full text search there to see whether the shop fulfils one needs.


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