[Tagging] shop=fuel

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 12:05:15 UTC 2017

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 10:59 AM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> The problem I am running into is that the fuel shops that I am trying to
> tag **look** like a gas station - but **do not sell gasoline or diesel**.
> it is not a “gas station” it is a Heating oil stand.  it sells kerosene. it
> is outdoors. it has pumps. some people pull their cars up to it.  But they
> They fill tanks of kerosene.

Originally, I proposed this type of shop to tag a facility selling to a
limited crowd and selling specifically motor_fuel for motorcycles and other
small engine machinery. In fact, my main intent was to avoid confusing
these fuel shops with "gas stations", which is John's concern also.
Expanding it to include other types of fuel is a fine idea and in order to
gain some specificity why not add a fuel=* tag? In the case of motor_fuel
we already have fuel:octane_91, etc, fuel:diesel to describe the motor
fuels. One might also use:

fuel=motor_fuel (for a more general case or in situations where the
"octane" rating of the offering is unknown)
fuel=LPG (for cooking or RVs, not vehicles powered by LPG)

Or, as some have suggested, substitute "sells" for "fuel" in the
above tagging scheme?


Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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