[Tagging] shop=marine RFC

Antoine Beaupré anarcat at debian.org
Mon Mar 14 14:02:36 UTC 2016

(Sorry for breaking threads, I only follow the non-MIME digest... :/)

I see that the proposal is generally well received, although the exact
keyword is debated.

I am not sure how to resolve such situations in OSM. It seems like a
classic localisation problem!

For now, I have added the shop=chandler proposal to the wiki page and a
summary of the conversation so far in the comments.

I also found out there is *already* a shop=ship_chandler wiki page,
which I totally overlooked because, like others here, I had no idea what
a chandler meant.

Disclaimer: I am a young sailor in Québec, Canada (so on the west side
of the Atlantic), and my native tongue is french, yet I consider myself
to be bilingual. But I still "learned the ropes" in french... For me,
marine shop is more meaningful than "chandler" or even "ship_chandler",

We still have two weeks before I proceed with the voting, so keep those
suggestions coming.

In particular, I am wondering if we shouldn't just focus on the more
popular shop=boat tag and avoid the "marine vs chandler" debate
altogether, by adding boat shops specific fields..?

I am not sure what those would be, unfortunately... But it now seems
very clear that a cleanup of those tags is in order, because there's at
least three different ways of mapping those!

Thanks for the feedback!

La guerre, c'est le massacre d'hommes qui ne se connaissent pas,
au profit d'hommes qui se connaissent mais ne se massacreront pas.
                        - Paul Valéry

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