[Talk-GB] Marking closed businesses

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Thu Mar 7 10:22:50 UTC 2019

On 07/03/2019 09:47, Jon Spriggs wrote:
> Near where I am are some mapped businesses properties which have closed, 
> primarily shops, but also a couple of restaurants.

There is more than one common way of doing this.

Is the building exclusively used by the business?  If not, I would map 
the business as a point, or as a polygon covering the plan view area 
occupied by the business, and not tag the building with business details.

> a) A building holds a functioning business (that isn't a shop or restaurant
The appropriate tagging for the functioning business, e.g. office=*

> b) A building holds a functioning shop


> c) A building holds a functioning restaurant


> d) A building is a former business property (ceased 
> trading/closed/moved) with no new business taking it's spot



disused:shop=<old shop type>

> As a side note, I've been using Street Complete on Android. Is it worth 
> asking the Street Complete developers to add information about 
> businesses to their collection data, if they aren't already?

I've never heard of that, so I've no idea what the developer's 
objectives were.  I'm not aware of any Android tool that I would 
recommend to someone who was not experienced with one of the big three 
PC editors.

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