[Tagging] Shop values review

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Oct 18 15:39:37 UTC 2015

Trade is more an access tag, you can have a shop=motor_spares for
example. Some are open to the public, others are exclusively to sell to
other businesses and will refuse access to normal people. The same is
true for some shop=diy, others such as B&Q whilst open to all do have a
separate trade entrance where no doubt different prices are charged.

A cash and carry, again is trade. They sell only to other businesses,
or self employed people and you have to produce either business
registration or self-employed tax paperwork, before you are allowed
through the door.

As for tagging, I would propose shop=*, access=trade/public although
the default of public would be assumed if no tag.

Phil (trigpoint)

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