[talk-ph] Mapping Suggestion: Add details/amenities to gas stations

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 18:08:06 BST 2011

> 1. Is it necessary to add leisure=retail?

Not mandatory. It's just a suggestion. An amenity=fuel tag alone does
not render any polygons in the main Mapnik style so a landuse=retail
makes the gas station's location more visible.

> 2. Is it OK to just put the addr:* tags to the amenity=fuel polygon
> instead of both the shop=convenience and amenity=fuel?

Well, there isn't any fixed convention on when and where to add
addr:*=* tags but I add them just the same to the shop=convenience
node so that they become more searchable using Rally's proposed
workaround for the Garmin map. This is especially true for 7-Eleven's
since 7-Eleven is just a partner establishment to Caltex and not under
Caltex management. For Petron Treat, Shell Select, and others, I guess
only putting the addr:*=* tag on the amenity=fuel object is OK.

> On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Shell station itself[4] is a polygon with the following tags:
>>  addr:city=Parañaque
>>  addr:street=Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
>>  amenity=fuel
>>  landuse=retail
>>  name=Shell
>>  opening_hours=24/7
>> And the tags for the Shell Select node[5] are the following:
>>  addr:city=Parañaque
>>  addr:street=Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
>>  name=Shell Select
>>  opening_hours=24/7
>>  shop=convenience
> --
> cheers,
> maning

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