[Tagging] Shop values review

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Thu Oct 8 09:32:22 UTC 2015

Li really like the idea of cleaning up the shop values, especially removing really generic ones. 

But specific ones have their place

For example, electronics is a good shop value, but what about a ham radio store? 

Generic hobby shops exist, what about model train shops?

We need to create a skeleton that has sub values, or we need to allow (usually on a region by region basis) more detailed tags than is what expected. 

For example, in Japan, a "bath fixtures" shop is a common store. They sell toilets, showers, tubs, etc. there are plenty of big home stores that that slo sell those, but the local "bath fixture shop" is a common sight. 

Same with "bamboo home goods" and "tea goods" for loose tea, powered macha, special teapots, and the accessories for the pots. You can not buy a drink there, just goods to make tea. W

A skeleton of premade sub keys that can accept specific values shop=hobby, hobby=trains  or an acceptance of more specific values ( similar to cuisine - octopus ball stands are fast food here) need to dealt with in a proper way. 


> On Oct 7, 2015, at 10:58 PM, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:
> I was trying to review the shop values we show in osm-carto (top 100 according to TagInfo - you can list it by running this Ruby script: https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/blob/master/scripts/shop_values.rb ) and here are my quick findings:
> No wiki page or definition (some of them can be also candidates for deprecating and replacing with something else):
> builder
> building_materials
> craft
> discount
> energy
> flooring
> gallery
> games
> health_food
> hobby
> market
> phone
> real_estate
> rental
> salon
> shoe_repair
> tiles
> Candidates for deprecating:
> antique - no wiki, mentioned on antiques page so maybe deprecate and propose antiques?
> appliance - wiki redirects to electronics, so maybe deprecate and propose electronics instead?
> car_service - maybe car_repair?
> communication - wiki redirects to mobile_phone, so maybe deprecate and propose mobile_phone?
> general - deprecate and propose to look for other shop values (like "yes")?
> health - medical_supply?
> household - houseware?
> interior_decoration - houseware?
> office_supplies - stationery?
> printing - copyshop?
> radiotechnics - electronics?
> sewing - maybe tailor?
> shopping_centre - mall?
> solarium - leisure=tanning_salon?
> souvenir - gift?
> tanning - leisure=tanning_salon?
> Also organic is deprecated, but I was told that it was made by one person, so we should also decide if we support this change or we want to revert it.
> What are your propositions?
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