[Tagging] Shop values review

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sun Oct 18 00:28:39 UTC 2015


I find shop=trade too generic to be useful, as there are many different 
trades besides the building-construction trades.

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On October 7, 2015 2:40:36 PM Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:

> 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.
>
> shop=trade
>
>>> 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
> railway=service.
>
>>> 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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