[Tagging] Fuel shops

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 19 16:12:25 UTC 2015

I see no problem with amenity or shop as long as the description on the
wiki is well done. It is an amenity no doubt but we need proper subtags
for the vehicles and the amount.

shop=fuel was mentioned on a different thread about companies which fill
up your private diesel or gas tanks for heating, so we always have to
distinguish between small and big suppliers.

operator=independent is similar to highway=living_street an easter egg.
The operator is still some judicial person and we need brand=none or
no_brand=yes to proper mark the independence.

cu fly

Am 19.03.2015 um 15:25 schrieb Jan van Bekkum:
> +1
> The last thin I want is to count on a regular filling station and to and up
> at a "bottle store" with my 4WD. A that will happen if the type of store is
> an attribute, as map makers will show them the same. So please make it a
> different value for the tag, not fuel.
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 3:11 PM Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de>
> wrote:
>> On 19.03.2015 20:31, phil at trigpoint.me.uk wrote:
>>> However I can see nothing wrong with amenity=fuel, that is what it is in
>> that part of the world . What turns amenity=fuel into a regular filling
>> station is the building=roof.
>> There is a huge difference. You'll notice that if you end up with your
>> Diesel pickup in front of a amenity=fuel shelf out of Whiskey bottles
>> filled with gasoline. The quantity is even too small to substantially
>> fill up a car.
>> Those pumps from a barrel are fine for a car. We used them recently on a
>> trip near Doi Inthanon. Filling up 500 Baht of Diesel was no issue at all.
>> There is operator=independent.
>> I suggest this along with amenity=fuel for everything which is suitable
>> for filling up a car or small truck/pickup.
>> This is to differentiate from big brands like PTT which usually also
>> come with a convenience store/coffee shop.
>> Vending machines selling petrol for cars also fine.
>> The problem are vending machines only serving for motorbikes and those
>> bottle-shops.
>> I would like to avoid them being amenity=fuel as it is hard to convince
>> every western map-maker to query additional tags before deciding how to
>> render them. That tag is already too established without extra tags.

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