[Tagging] shop=fashion

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 08:01:47 UTC 2017

It would be nice if shop=boutique would show an icon with clothes or
something similar instead of a dot on the default osm-style. So people
would see they made a mistake.


On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org> wrote:
> (late message because antispam rejected before)
> On 2017-08-29 19:27, Severin Menard wrote:
>> In French-speaking African countries, this generic word is massively
>> used for the most generic shop by far: a small convenience store,
>> selling food and non food items all over the walls, up to the
>> ceiling, where you ask at a desk what you want. This makes it a kind
>> of kiosk, even if many are not separate shops but taking one part of
>> the basement of a building. And they are not chic at all. And they
>> are very, very numerous: in a large city you find one every 50 or 100
>> meters. For sure there are more African boutiques in the world than
>> the boutiques of hand-made fashion clothes. Of course, new African
>> contributors in these countries logically use shop=boutique for their
>> own cultural reality so some streets in Africa are full of
>> false-cognates.
> Here is what Séverin is talking about: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/rkV
> I guarantee that every single one of these shop=boutique in the Dakar
> Peninsula are these shop=(convenience|kiosk) that most French-speaking
> West-Africans name "boutique". We regularly correct them but they
> sprout even faster - so much that it may indeed be argued that we
> should go with the flow.
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