[Tagging] shop=plumber vs shop=plumbing vs shop=plumbing_supplies

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 22:19:16 UTC 2019

On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 at 21:32, ael via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>

> The only term that crossed my mind was specialisation but that
> doesn't really fit.

Good thought, but I'd agree no, not quite right.

> I invented the shop=trade after a suggestion on this list to consider
> subtags.

I was thinking about it & wondered about changing shop=trade to
shop=trade_supply (which may be a more accurate description anyway?)

The sub-tag could then also become trade_supply= or stay as trade=

> Hence my concern that the re-use of trade might be confusing.

I'm wondering if it would be?

We'd have shop=trade_supply + trade=electrical for the wholesale outlet,
with trade=electrician on the factory unit / shed / yard / house that they
work from. Do they even have to be different words? Could both places be
the same eg trade=electrical for the actual tradie or trade=electrician for
the wholesaler?

But perhaps business=plumbing could work and would be simpler?
> I have always thought it odd that "business" was not used much as a tag.
> Many of the uses of "office" seem to me to really mean "business".

That's not a bad thought either!

> That could even be
>   business=trade   trade=plumbing
> if people think that business alone is to all encompassing. But it is
> probably best to keep it simple.

Could be done either way.


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