[Tagging] Creating shop=caravan

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Wed Jan 16 09:03:47 UTC 2019

Am fairly certain that the same is true in British English.

The terms used by The Camping and Caravanning Club booking section are
5th wheel 
Camper Van
Caravan (twin axle) 
Trailer Tent

Phil (trigpoint) 

On 15 January 2019 19:49:23 GMT, Mark Wagner <mark+osm at carnildo.com> wrote:
>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
>> Have a question about searching though, which was raised previously.
>> You
>> > have a place that deals in both (self-propelled) "motorhomes" &
>> > (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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