[Tagging] Fuel shops

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Fri Mar 20 07:20:06 UTC 2015



I haven't had a chance to read up on how to define the fuel type.

I imagine there is various heating oils, propane and kerosene, LNG, coal, wood, different grades of gas, diesel, aviation fuel, jet fuel, etc - even "farm gas" which has different taxes. 

How can those be defined - esp if a shop sells more than one ( like my Japanese gas station that also sells kerosene?) 

Javbw

> On Mar 20, 2015, at 3:01 PM, Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de> wrote:
> 
>> On 20.03.2015 11:44, John Willis wrote:
>> 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 )
> 
> shop=fuel sounds reasonable.
> 
> It seems to be used for coal, heating oil and kerosine. And a hand full of mistaggings of amenity=fuel)
> 
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/8iB
> 
> as it's a new tag it can be properly refined by additional tags. amenity=fuel was introduced as car-fuel and is so wide understood as this that it's not realistic to expect this to change. and amenity is overloaded already.
> 
> think of it similar as amenity=place_of_worship. This is also a key that needs evaluation of at least the religion sub-key to be reasonably rendered.
> 
> Similar can be done with shop=fuel.
> 
> It can be differentiated into the kind of fuel available as well as taking into account quantity limitations if needed.
> 
> If we include tagging for "proper" petrol stations it could also replace amenity=fuel in the long term.
> Keeping the sub-key tagging compatible would allow to tag it simultaneous.
> 
> Modern data consumer and renderer evaluate shop=fuel and subkeys, legacy only the amenity and miss out the newer features like coal or bottled fuel.
> 
> Stephan
> 
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