[OSM-talk] map features: shop items look strange andsupermarket should also be moved here?!?

Corey Burger corey.burger at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 23:41:42 BST 2007

On 7/10/07, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at web.de> wrote:
> Andy Robinson schrieb:
> > IMO, "shop" is not a good key. Much better I think to use a broader "retail"
> > key.
> >
> Beside the fact the the decision was already done and is already
> approved, see
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Proposed_features/Shop_%28rather_than_amenity%3Dshoptype_above%29
> so it's pretty unlikely to change again, unless there's a *very* good
> reason to do so.
> What's retail better than shop?

Both refer to pretty much any store you can walk into and is used from
frequently in North America, as where as shop is a more UK-specific
term. The other issue is that shop is both a noun and a verb, as where
as retail can only be a noun.



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