[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - shop=bubble_tea

Jarek Piórkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Fri Jun 26 16:26:51 UTC 2020

On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 11:50, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 16:31, 德泉 談 via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>> I've drafted a new proposal about the bubble tea shops which are very common in Taiwan which are usually mismapped as shop=beverages
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/shop%3Dbubble_tea
> Looking at your proposal, I fail to see how these are not shop=beverages.

Have you seen a bubble tea shop?

It's basically a cafe. It prepares drinks to order. Best tagging I've
seen around me is amenity=cafe + cuisine=bubble_tea

See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Acuisine%3Dbubble_tea -
per https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/cuisine=bubble_tea it's not
very common but for example iD presets have amenity=cafe +
cuisine=bubble_tea for Chatime
as well as Gong Cha, Sharetea, and a few others.

I would suggest using an amenity tag rather than a shop tag since it's
much more like a cafe or a fast food place than a store.

> Your proposal mentions several features that I do not see as being
> unique to bubble tea shops or excluding beverage shops.  Beverage
> shops may supply fresh tea and juice.

But usually they do not. Example picture on
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dbeverages looks exactly
what I would consider a German "beverage shop" (Getränkemarkt) - it
sells already prepared and packaged drinks in bottles, cans, or jugs,
in a supermarket style where customers pick up their selection and
bring it to a cashier.

In a bubble tea place you place an order and it is prepared and served to you.

If a pharmacy is not a shop in OSM, neither should a bubble tea place.


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