[Tagging] How to tag a building constructed for a gastronomic purposes?

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 11:55:22 UTC 2018

When a building structure is changed to reflect the new purpose (e.g.
barn -> family house), I have no problem to map them as

But the building type of this McDonald restaurant [1] is so different
from the blocks for large chains (DYI, electronics, Ikea, etc) you see
along this way [2] that I think they can both be mapped as some kind
of subtype of retail. Or, since we do not do subtypes, their own
building type.

[1] https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/J8z2tOByvXkCg_ChlQRvoA
[2] https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/QqQGd0_acODhNvhowymVrQ
On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:28 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:07 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I like the idea of having a separate tag for buildings that are
>> constructed to be restaurants, pubs, taverns, kro's etc. imho they are
>> a different type compared to buildings for shops, especially
>> supermarket-style buildings (which are large rectangles without too
>> many indoor walls). I see no problem to use a different building style
>> for a small shop in a town vs. a supermarket / mall / rectangle box.
> One problem is that current tagging practise does not give perfect orthogonality between building
> type and use.  Another problem is that neither does the real world.
> Yes, there are two supermarkets in my town (there used to be three, and at one point there were plans for
> a fourth) which are/were clearly building=retail (in your interpretation).  But there are buildings on an industrial
> estate which clearly are building=industrial but some of them are, or have been, used for retail.  Most of the
> shops, restaurants and pubs in town are in what were built to be family dwellings (houses).  Some buildings
> have been houses, then pubs, then restaurants, then pubs again, then shops, then houses again.
> The ex-supermarket in town will shortly be turned to a variety of purposes run by a church: part of it will become their
> place of worship, another will be the town's food bank, another will be a cafe and another will be a small community
> area (well, those are the current plans).  It's still building=retail because it was built as a supermarket, but
> arguably it could be tagged as building=yes.
> Many barns, stables and milking sheds in the area have been converted into holiday cottages and look more like
> houses than farm buildings (some older barns and stables which are still used as such are difficult to distinguish
> from houses using aerial imagery and even with a survey).
> Many churches and chapels around here have been deconsecrated and turned into dwellings.
> Real life is messy.
>> However, I'm not sure whether gastronomic is the proper
>> British-English word to use. I think the Brits are already using
>> building=pub (perhaps only for a subclass of your 'gastronomic'.
> There is an increasing blur between pubs and restaurants these days.  Many pubs serve meals.  Many restaurants
> serve alcohol.  Some pubs exist in small hotels.
> Real life is messy.
> --
> Paul
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