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

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at web.de
Wed Jul 11 12:36:19 BST 2007

Luka Frelih schrieb:
> shop key is also better than retail because:
>     - it is much more widely understood and used by non-native speakers !
>     - it is two characters shorter ;)
good points
> similarly obscure words are natural=fell and natural=heath which hardly 
> any non-saxons grok 
I don't know if there are better words to be use instead.
> - or landuse=allotments which could be simply 
> landuse=gardens.
No. A garden is something different from an allotment.
> of course landuse=retail is not as bad as created_by= which should 
> obviously be "created with". thats just wrong. would any of the tool 
> authors dare to fix this?
> i am also wondering if we are really mapping drainage basins anywhere? 
> landuse=basin or i may be confused by the link to the dictionary there.
> also i noticed that keys and values insist on using underscore _ in 
> place of a space. any good reason for that?
> just IMHO 2 shells, but i think simplicity and clarity of tagging 
> actually matters in our project. as does inertia but it seems to mostly 
> work against us...
Luka, while or your points are valuable, PLEASE keep in the subject - to 
avoid splitting discussion into religious thoughts and current politics 

Regards, ULFL

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