[Tagging] Fuel shops

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 23 15:35:57 UTC 2015

Am 23.03.2015 um 15:33 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
> 2015-03-23 15:27 GMT+01:00 Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de>:
>> The wiki describes "operator=independent" as "he value has been used when
>> exact details of the operator are not known, other than that they are a
>> small independent firm."
>> Sounds like that's exactly what we are looking for.
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:operator%3Dindependent
> no, I think he wants a tag that says: "this petrol station is not
> associated with one of the big mineral oil companies". The proposed tag
> operator=independent is a hack by putting something different than an
> operator into the operator value, IMHO nothing we should encourage, and
> this information will be lost as soon as someone adds a proper operator to
> the POI.

Yeah, the value of operator is a string and there might exist some
person or brand/company call Independent.

There will be always an operator so operator=independent does not work
for two reasons.

We need an additional tag for independent fuel stations. This tag is
useful for several shops aswell.

chain_independent=yes ?

Sorry, my English is AE influenced and not my mother tong, so I have
some difficulties to find some proper words.

cu fly

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