[Tagging] How to tag a building constructed for a gastronomic purposes?
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  is so different
from the blocks for large chains (DYI, electronics, Ikea, etc) you see
along this way  that I think they can both be mapped as some kind
of subtype of retail. Or, since we do not do subtypes, their own
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.
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