[Tagging] shop=ice_cream vs amenity=ice_cream and OSM Wiki vs tagging

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 11:04:33 UTC 2019

Am Mo., 11. Nov. 2019 um 11:55 Uhr schrieb Mateusz Konieczny <
matkoniecz at tutanota.com>:

> Again, is there some difference
> in use by general population of mappers?
> I am not looking for differences in use
> wanted by specific mappers active here.
> I am not looking for how
> "place selling ice cream" may be split into
> smaller groups.
> I am not looking
> for purely theoretical implications
> of keys shop and amenity.
> I am not  looking for what would be desirable
> difference in use.
> Is there some consistent difference how
> this two tags are actually used?

I have not found non-shops tagged as shop=ice_cream, have you? How many of
these would we have to provide in order to be sure it aren't exceptional
"errors" but standard way of tagging? You can find mistagged objects for
any kind of object.

FWIW, if we always redefine our tag definitions to the smallest common
meaning of the "general population of mappers", then discover that we have
tags that now mean the "exact same thing", we will wipe out all the
details. Looking at the key definitions to find out that a certain object
doesn't fit into the general scheme, is not something we should dismiss.
highway=ice_cream for ice cream vendors along a road isn't a good idea.
Similarly, shop=* for something that isn't a shop isn't a good idea either.

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