[Tagging] shop=window(s) incorrectly deprecated in favor of craft=window_construction ?

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Thu Jul 11 20:14:50 UTC 2019


On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 12:33:15PM -0700, Michael Patrick wrote:
> > The obvious tag is
> >  shop=trade
> >  and
> >  trade= ???  ...
> 
> The most obvious tagging scheme for a world wide database like OSM would be
> to use the commercial classification system in effect in a particular
> jurisdiction.

I had not come across this sort of classification before. I see that
there are "SIC" codes in the UK.

They don't seem to cater for shops selling to both the trade and
ordinary customers, but maybe I have not looked carefully.

I would think that these sort of specialist tags might be useful in addition to
more user-friendly tags like those at
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dtrade .

Perhaps something along the lines of the fhrs:id tag used in the UK for
food hygience:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_Food_Hygiene_Rating_Scheme?

Maybe naics:id = in USA, sic:id in UK, and so on?

So they could be useful in addition to the trade=whatever when
appropriate.

ael




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