[Tagging] RFD tag:shop=camera?

pmailkeey . pmailkeey at googlemail.com
Sat Jun 6 20:12:40 UTC 2015

On 6 June 2015 at 02:56, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 6/06/2015 11:13 AM, pmailkeey . wrote:
> On 5 June 2015 at 06:01, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 4, 2015 at 4:14 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>>> Don't confuse searching for an object with how they are
>>> sorted/labeled/and represented - nor forget about the inflexibility in
>>> OSM/-carto to get them represented differently. (Take-out bag?) Or support
>>> regional renderings (buddhist shrines do not use the buddhist wheel in
>>> Japan, but thats what they get)
>> You might know the French made their own rendering of OpenStreetMap data.
>> They have a baguette for a bakery instead of the bagel icon. They also have
>> decicated icons for their railway stations, mail offices, etc. It would be
>> a good thing when e.g. the Japanese community would set up their own
>> server, with focus on what they find important and with typical icons for
>> their culture. When it would appear on osm.org as an alternative layer
>> that would even be greater.
>>  regards
>  I have absolutely no objection to locals using their own language names
> for things but having different icons is surely not a benefit ?
> It is to the locals.
> e.g. They may not see 'fast food' as a hamburger!
I don't recognise 'fast food' in any case ! Perhaps an image of a cheetah
or peregrine falcon would be more appropriate ? I'm not sure all 'fast
food' outlets produce food particularly quickly - but that's beside the
point. I suspect a cup of coffee symbol is pretty universal globally for a
café / coffee shop  - and OSM should be aiming for as globally acceptable
icons as possible.

I can just see then the icon globally agreed and a colour debate going on
into the next century !

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