[Tagging] Shop values review

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Wed Oct 7 19:40:36 UTC 2015

On 07.10.2015 20:26, Matthijs Melissen wrote:
> On 7 October 2015 at 15:58, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
>> builder
> Not sure what this is used for.

I have mapped some craft=builder. Small offices, maybe with some storage for
tools and construction materials. shop=* seems wrong.

>> building_materials
> Possibly duplicate with shop=doityourself, not sure though.


>> craft
> I use this for shops selling coloured paper, glue, knitting supplies etc.

sounds like shop=stationery or shop=fabric

>> hobby
> Similar to shop=craft.

Do you know what hobby this is about? Almost everything can be a hobby.

>> antique - no wiki, mentioned on antiques page so maybe deprecate and propose
>> antiques?
> Yes, shop=antiques is more popular.

They obviously mean the same. Deprecating the rare one will do no harm.

>> car_service - maybe car_repair?
> Agree.

Some companies focus on car service, but all of them can do some repair as
well, so this is certainly a candidate for a subtag of shop=car_repair. But
not service=* as suggested on the shop=car_repair page. There is something
going wrong. service=* is already a subtag of highway=service and

>> souvenir - gift?
> No, for example in Amsterdam shops where tourists buy things to take
> home are very distinct from shops were people go to buy a present for
> a friend they are visiting.

The shop=gift tag definition explicitely covers "tourist gifts (souvenirs)".

What present do you buy for a friend? Jewelry? That's shop=jewelry.
Confectionery? That's shop=confectionery. Flowers? shop=florist.

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