[Tagging] shop=discount

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Tue Jun 26 13:05:32 UTC 2018



On 26 June 2018 10:24:16 BST, Selfish Seahorse <selfishseahorse at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at 11:01, Martin Koppenhoefer
><dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Sorry for writing again, but I believe this discussion shows that the
>term shop=discount is not self-explaining at all. It evokes different
>thoughts in different people / national contexts. In Germany, the term
>"discounter" is clearly defined, but it doesn't seem this is a
>statement that can be shared globally. As it isn't much used either, we
>should probably discourage the use all together.
>>
>> I have put a list of common names on these objects in the wiki, as it
>will help people familiar with the brands to understand what kind of
>shop was tagged:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Ddiscount
>> most used values are Poundland and Poundworld.
>
>Concluding from their names and websites, Poundland and Poundworld are
>variety stores, not discount stores. This list seem to confirm your
>observation that shop=discount may not be self-explanatory globally.
>
>Any objections if I retag Poundland and Poundworld stores as
>shop=variety_store?
>
No objection but one of them is on its way out of business so we will soon need to retag them as closed and survey what takes their place. 

I do get the two mixed up, they both seem the same to me, but saw the Meole Brace shop is closing and checking OSM it is Poundworld. 

Phil (trigpoint) 

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