[Tagging] Fuel shops

Stephan Knauss osm at stephans-server.de
Fri Mar 27 02:20:35 UTC 2015

On 23.03.2015 21:33, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2015-03-23 15:27 GMT+01:00 Stephan Knauss <osm at stephans-server.de
> <mailto: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
>     <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.

That given wiki page is quite new. And operator=independent not that 
much in use. Maybe get rid of that wiki page then and replace the 
tagging with something more appropriate?


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