[Tagging] "service" tags in general (for shops)

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 20:49:26 UTC 2018

'Service' is not the best word, I think you want 'sells'.
The primary thing most shops do is sell things.
Example: a cafe 'sells' coffee, but might provide wifi as a 'service' to attract customers.


sells:computer_parts=yes ?

repairs:computers=yes (repairs may already exist for bicycles)

rents:computers=yes (rents too may already exist, possibly for bicycles)

Note the order ... I think that what is sold should be prefixed with sells rather than suffixed.

On 24-Feb-18 10:53 PM, Thilo Haug OSM wrote:
> Hello all,
> instead of debating every single shop (details),
> I'm in favor of using a name scheme which applies to all (kind "grammar"
> for it).
> In the context of the printer_ink shop discussion I stumbled on the
> "service" tags of
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dcopyshop
> IMHO service:computer=yes/no or service:phone=yes/no
> doesn't make sense at all, as nobody knows WHICH "service" is meant.
> It would be better to take the "main" tag (of shop=*) as the leading item,
> such as
> computer:sales=yes/no
> computer:parts=yes/no
> computer:repair=yes/no
> computer:rental=yes/no
> computer:[whateverrismeantby"service"]=yes/no
> ...and to use this scheme for all shop services.
> Cheers,
> Thilo
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