[Tagging] What is the difference between shop=office_supplies and shop=stationery ? Deprecate?

Matthew Woehlke mwoehlke.floss at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 12:50:30 UTC 2021

On 05/01/2021 06.22, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dstationery described as
> "A shop selling office supplies"
> Used over 30 000 times.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Doffice_supplies defined as
> "A shop selling office supplies"
> Used 254 times.
> Explicit "It is not clear how this tag is different from shop=stationery."
> Is there any good reason to have second as a separate tag value?

FWIW, I might expect shop=office_supplies to have furniture and computer 
equipment, while I might expect shop=stationery to carry *specialty* 
paper and writing products. However it would appear that the existing 
usage disagrees.


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