[Tagging] Fuel shops

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 06:01:01 UTC 2015


I was gonna say we should probably consider adding subtags for bottled gas
like propane and butane so that shop=gas might eventually be subsumed by a
new overall shop=fuel. By the way, firewood is a fuel and could conceivably
fit in here too. I would want to stay away from using another amenity tag,
as John suggests too. This is not an amenity but a shop catering to a
certain group of people

Wiki definition: amenity=Covering an assortment of community facilities".
The Wiki doesn't really spell out the differences between shop and
amenities that sell things either so it's difficult to determine what
belongs where.

Also, FYI, I took a look at the objects currently tagged as shop=gas and
many of them appear to be incorrect. Judging from the aerials they are
actually the sort of thing we're referring to here as a full-service fuel
station, amenities with names like Valero, Texaco, Chevron.

Obviously many mappers aren't reading the Wiki and use whatever tag sounds
right to them. Makes what we're discussing here seem like a waste of energy
:-(

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 11:44 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> Maybe amenity=fuel_stand?
>
> Then we can tag it onto existing shops (like a DIY store) or micromap it
> onto gas stations.
>
> As long as distribution is non-traditional, a shop selling fuel oil and
> cordwood for heating is fine with me (I have to read up on fuel= tagging )
>
> I know there are shops and problem who sell stacked firewood as a fuel -
> or is that some other kind of shop?
>
> Javbw
>
> On Mar 20, 2015, at 1:30 PM, Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 7:40 PM, johnw <johnw at mac.com> wrote:
>>
>> If the DIY kerosene stands were tagged as gas stations, there would be
>> thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of gas stations across Japan that are
>> not gas stations. So I agree we should use shop=fuel.
>>
>
> Great input, up to the conclusion.
> shop=fuel and shop=gas likely too close to the gas station tagging, and
> would start poping up where it's least expected.
> I don't have a great suggestion for anything better.
> But I do suggest that the next mapper to come by may talk about firewood
> shops, and other types of fuel.
>
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