[Tagging] Draft of proposal tag 'sells' for shops..

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 06:53:09 UTC 2016

Thanks Frederik, that makes sense to me.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 03/07/2016 06:47 AM, Marc Gemis wrote:
>> Is e.g. brand for shop=car, amenity=fuel, amenity=bank acceptable ?
> The word "brand" has its root in the process of marking live animals
> with a glowing "branding iron" to identify their owner.
> I understand "brand" in OSM as a tag that we apply to an outlet when the
> "branding" is clearly visible from the outside; petrol stations of
> different brands will usually look distinctively different and will be
> distinguishable from far away.
> In my opinion, "brand" is *not* about what types of things are sold in a
> shop; a shop that sells Pepsi Cola as opposed to Coke will certainly not
> be tagged brand=Pepsi.
>> What for shop=caravan ? or shop=caravan;camper ? They typically sell
>> multiple brands,
> Brand is not what it sells or services but what it is "branded as";
> being branded as two different things at the same time would thoroughly
> defy the purpose of branding, both ancient and modern.
> This has nothing to do with my opposition to sells=*.
> Bye
> Frederik
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