[Tagging] Tag for "tax free shopping"

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 1 09:16:49 UTC 2020

On 2020-01-01 02:04, Jarek PiĆ³rkowski wrote:

> On Tue, 31 Dec 2019 at 19:16, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:What do you consider a definition of "duty free" or "duty free shop"
> that would be useful to a OSM data consumer?
> Which OSM data consumer?
> Just a reminder: I didn't start this, I am merely trying to add a nuance to the data modelling.
> I appreciate it, I'm just not sure if this nuance has any significance
> to any real-world usage.

I actually tend to agree. But to address my concern. the definition of
duty_free=yes will have to be far less absolute. Phrases like "all
passengers" could be replaced with "passengers" or "qualifying
passengers" for example (but not "international passengers"). To me, the
way a tag is defined is actually more important than the word that is
used in the tag. 

As an aside, I saw some support for shop=duty_free. This is an abuse of
shop=* and cannot be allowed! Shop=* indicates what is sold there, not
fiscal arrangements. You can buy duty-free (tobacco, alcohol, perfume
etc) but also tax-free electronics, cameras etc. I suppose one could
nit-pick about the difference between tax and duty but that is probably
not relevant to the average user.
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