[Tagging] Creating shop=caravan

Mark Wagner mark+osm at carnildo.com
Tue Jan 15 19:49:23 UTC 2019

On Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:59:35 +0000
Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 22:08, Graeme Fitzpatrick
> <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Wow, so much for me naively thinking that caravan was a universal
> > word! Should know better by now :-)
> >  
> Yeah, where are the camels?  It's not a proper caravan without camels.
> Have a question about searching though, which was raised previously.
> You
> > have a place that deals in both (self-propelled) "motorhomes" & also
> > (towed) "caravans", & it's tagged as a shop=caravan, with
> > caravan=yes & also motorhome=yes (ignoring the exact wording for
> > the moment). 
> If you search for motorhome, will it be found because the details
> include
> > motorhome=yes, or would you have to search for caravan, because
> > it's tagged as a shop=caravan? (Sorry, I know that's badly worded
> > but can't think of a better way of putting it)
> >  
> Having thought about it some more, and using shop=mobile_home as the
> main tag (I know you
> don't like it, but I do), then
> mobile_home:sells=static_caravan;touring_caravan;motor_home.  Yes,
> I just mixed UK and US terms there, but it was about the best I could
> come up with on a first
> attempt (no doubt we will spend weeks arguing over those).  Maybe we
> ought to have
> "caravan" and "static_caravan."

If you use "shop=mobile_home" as the top-level tag, it'll almost never
be tagged correctly in the United States.  In the US, a
"shop=mobile_home" is this:


not this:



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