[Talk-GB] RFC Mechanical edit: UK Shop Names

Ian Caldwell ian1caldwell+OSM at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 25 09:44:57 UTC 2014

You say "we manually exclude bus stops (highway=bus_stop) " I would
have thought you should only be changing where there is a shop tag.  If not
your "Cotswold -> Cotswold Outdoor" would change


On 24 October 2014 20:39, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>

> On 24 October 2014 14:44, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl>
> wrote:
> > I am proposing to unify the names of chain shops within the UK. For
> > details, please see
> >
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Math1985/UK_Shop_Names
> .
> Thank you for all comments so far. Based on the comments, I made the
> following changes:
> - I removed most changes to the co-operative stores, as their
> inconsistent signs means that they require a local visit.
> - Majestic (Wine (Warehouse)) is a difficult case because they're very
> inconsistent in the way they use their brand. I decided to go with
> Majestic Wine Warehouse, which is the current most popular name.
> - I dropped the Nisa change.
> - Marks & Spencer Simply Food is now changed to M&S Simply Food,
> instead of the other way around.
> People mentioned the Wilkinsons to Wilko change, but please note that
> I never proposed to automatically change this. As not all shops have
> been changed, we cannot handle this in an automated way.
> The brand tag, as well as moving location information into a different
> tag, would be worth looking at to, but I consider it out of scope of
> the current changes.
> Please let me know if there are more changes that need to be made to
> the proposed list.
> -- Matthijs
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