[Talk-GB] UK Retail chains

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 25 19:14:36 UTC 2014

On Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 07:39:49PM +0100, Dan S wrote:
> 2014-10-25 17:48 GMT+01:00 ael <law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com>:
> >> >I have made a large update to the UK retail chain page:
> >> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/UK_Retail_Chains
> >
> > I am not sure that this is on topic here, but I didn't see the Post
> > Office there. Presumably it now counts now as a private business,
> > although perhaps not quite "retail".
> >
> > Our local main office has just closed and moved to a shop within a
> > shop (W H Smith in this case). A quick wiki search didn't get a hit
> > on how to tag this sort of sub shop, although I know, of course, that
> > this is a common situation with department stores.
> >
> > Is there an agreed way to tag this? Just add amenity=post_office
> > to the to the same node as the shop tag? Or add a second node? Or
> > something else?
> Hi -
> I certainly would not add it to the same node. It's only coincidence
> that the tag is a different key so it lets you do that - and after all
> it may have different name=*, different opening_hours=*, etc. A second

That's true. I would have noticed when I tried to do it :-) 

However two nodes with standard tags don't distinguish "W H Smiths
inside Post office" from the inverse. That seems a useful distinction.
sub_shop=yes is ugly, but perhaps something along these lines already
exists or is needed?


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