[Tagging] Please don't think name_1 tags are errors.

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 20:06:22 UTC 2016

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> Am 15.01.2016 um 17:40 schrieb Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com>:
> I'll agree with what you wrote, but I still wonder how you
> differentiate between all the supermarket types.

I don't yet, but it is indeed a field where we might want to map more detail in the future.

> I'm thinking about
> * in some countries supermarkets do not sell alcoholic beverages

yes, in others they do or not sell cigarettes, or ammunition. 

> * some supermarkets sells newsletters, card, cleaning products
> * some chains are famous for selling 1 type of computer, smartphone,
> or clothes for 1 week.

special offers don't belong into osm, IMHO

> * the larger ones sometimes sells toys, bicycles, TVs, etc.
> I was planning on writing a diary entry about supermarkets, but didn't
> found the time yet.
> (e.g. on how do you map that certain areas are manned - wine, butcher,
> cheese, backery)

yes, also fish, fresh sweets, deli, ...
These could become attributes...

Maybe we should also have an attribute to say something like style=discounter
Or a scheme for ware groups, e.g. newspapers, electronics, gardening stuff, stationery, pharmaceutical products...

A lot of the details are country specific, partly due to the legal situation but more due to cultural differences. This is a big problem because most mappers will not even be aware of it and although it would be useful for ignorant tourists they will hardly be willing to add a lot of tags for details they take for granted ;-)


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