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

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 7 20:37:33 UTC 2016


You assert that it doesn't exist in Belgium. It most definitely does
exist elsewhere though; repeating your assertion is not going to get
closer to a conclusion. In fact, as it exists for caravans, campers and
bicycles, it would be advantageous to have a uniform tagging model for
all these cases. 

Frederik says (as I interpret it) that having multiple brands on a shop
defeats the purpose of branding. I tend to agree with this, if there are
many such brands. It is then no longer the branding of the shop, but of
the products which are available in the shop. 

So maybe we should not use brand=* on the "shop" itself, but something
like product:car:brands=BMW;Mini to refer to the products, NOT to the
external appearance of the shop. After all, we are not listing the
individual products (there would be thousands), but a very limited
number of makes - maybe two or three, which have a distinctive presence
and a characteristic relationship with the "shop". 

Of course, everyone is free to say "there is no point", or "this doesn't
belong in OSM". But that would be at a different philosophical level to
discussing the best way of tagging it.


On 2016-03-07 20:29, Marc Gemis wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote: 
>> Even if this happens in Belgium, it is clear that we have to accommodate
>> multi-brand dealerships in our tagging scheme because it most definitely
>> does occur elsewhere.
> From what I understood from Frederik's mail, he would not map those
> multi-brand dealerships.
> Those dealerships already exists for caravans, campers, bicycles (also
> in Belgium :-) )
> AFAIK there is only one company fighting this practice of single brand
> dealerships, but they offer only recent second hands and cars  they
> get via the so-called "parallel import"
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