[Tagging] Fuel shops

Stephan Knauss osm at stephans-server.de
Mon Mar 23 14:20:51 UTC 2015

On 23.03.2015 14:50, Friedrich Volkmann wrote:
>>>      amenity=fuel
>>>      fuel=bottled
>>> Which would render indistinguishable from a full service fuel station.
> That's fine, because selling fuel is what makes it a fuel station.

You have missed the point of this thread. The world is not perfect. 
amenity=fuel is broken. It is so much established as a tag for "proper" 
fuel stations for cars that it's utopic to expect the tagging to change 
and people know to tag and evaluate sub-tags.

I like the idea of shop=fuel and sub-tags because it gives us the 
opportunity to make it better this time.

Legacy software and rendering still works. also legacy tagging of 
amenity=fuel still works.
But we can add advanced tagging of the fuel-types to get more (and more 
detailed) information to the database.

Exactly the small places in Asia and Africa selling fuel from bottles. 
Or the places in Japan selling kerosene for heating. Or shops sellign 
firewood and coal. Or shops selling small amounts of fuel for 
sport/fishing boats near lakes.


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