[Tagging] Fuel shops

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 10:57:19 UTC 2015

I fully agree with Dave! We need a clear differentiation between regular
filling stations with large underground containers and the shops that sell
a few liters of diesel of which you may hope that it isn't polluted and
doesn't contain water.

When I travel in countries like Malawi or Ethiopia I try to plan fuelling
in such a way that I can use "normal" fillings stations. I don't care so
much about the brand or the roof, but large quantities and protection
against manipulation are important. The "shops" I only use in emergencies.
So please use amenity=fuel for regular filling stations and extend the
existing shop=fuel with attributes to specify what fuekl is sold.

On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 11:05 AM Dave Swarthout <daveswarthout at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:
>> I agree with amenity=fuel + a subtag like these (if needed).
> This is not the way to go.
> An amenity is something the *general public* might like or use or want to
> visit. These little shops are definitely not that. They sell small
> quantities of fuel, usually 2 or 3 liters, to local motorcycle drivers. And
> the Wiki's definition of shop is: "A place selling retail products or
> services."  Too brief perhaps but it does allow for a wide range of
> additions.
> Meanwhile, until the renderers get smart, people are going to travel to
> these shops hoping to fill up their SUVs. This is exactly what I'm trying
> to avoid. I do not see why there is so much resistance to adding another
> value to the shop keys in existence. There are some pretty strange special
> values out there:
> shop=bag
> shop=e-cigarette
> shop=fashion  (??)
> What the hell does a fashion shop sell? Fashion of course. I wonder when
> the renderers will decide to deal with bag shops?
> Dave
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