[Tagging] Keys to which new values can be added without a proposal: craft=, shop=, building=, office=, sport=?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 19 00:58:20 UTC 2019

On 19/08/19 10:20, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> This: 
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-March/044160.html 
> was the original discussion that I had been going to expand on, with 
> the possibility of trade= for places like a plumber's workshop / shed 
> etc.
> There was also discussion about craft= being more used for "one-off" 
> hand-made handicrafts (wood turning, artists [as opposed to house 
> painters] etc)
> What's the preference of trade= against business= plumbers, 
> electricians, builders etc who don't work out of an "office"?

Where do they 'work from'???

Every plumber, electrician and builder I know are mobile, they work on 
site. Smaller ones have an 'office' at home.
Here they form a legal 'business' and have a 'registered address' with 
To satisfy the relation the sign is usually on the back door to avoid 
the local council becoming concerned. As it is not public I would not 
map them.

The larger firms of plumbers, electricians and builders have an office 
.. so I'd tag them as offices - they sell a service so fit the OSM 

As regards 'business' tagging .. the keys amenity, office, shop all 
contain businesses so generic tagging has been lost for business.

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