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

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Thu Mar 28 11:41:22 UTC 2019

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 08:19:16AM +1000, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Mar 2019 at 21:32, ael via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> wrote:
> > 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?)

Not keen on that, and it would change existing usage.

> I'm wondering if it would be?
> We'd have shop=trade_supply + trade=electrical for the wholesale outlet,

  was not intended just for wholesale. There are many retailers who also
  have special services for various trades. The tag was explicitly meant
  to include those sorts of places.

> 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.

My preference on reflection. I don't think the multiple use of the trade tag
should cause any problems, especially since the semantics is very
similar. But I haven't given it much thought, so I could be wrong.


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