[OSM-talk] Tagging for general household shop

Mike Harris mikh43 at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 19 10:08:24 GMT 2009

Thanks - now I get the difference - my mistake. What we sometimes call an
"Aladdin's Cave" - but I guess 'household' is a more generally understood
tag (:>) ...

Mike Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Cartinus [mailto:cartinus at xs4all.nl] 
Sent: 18 January 2009 17:08
To: talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Tagging for general household shop

AFAIK a convenience store sells mostly consumables, while the kind of shop
Martijn is talking about mostly sells "hardware for mum" (to phrase it
politically incorrect).

On Sunday 18 January 2009 17:14:47 Mike Harris wrote:
> Surely this is shop=convenience - for what Americans (and increasingly 
> Brits too!) call a convenience store. From what I recall of trips to 
> NL this is what Blokker etc. is - but perhaps I have misunderstood?
> Mike Harris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martijn van Exel [mailto:mvexel at gmail.com]
> Sent: 17 January 2009 18:01
> To: OSM Talk
> Cc: OpenStreetMap NL discussion list
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Tagging for general household shop
> Hi all,
> In NL, we have a breed of shops, represented by a small number of 
> chains (Blokker, Marskramer, may be one or two more) that 'specialise'
> in all kinds of general household necessities, ranging from bin liners 
> to ironing boards and from cutlery to adhesive tape and even small 
> household appliances. It is definitely not a department store - it's 
> much smaller and does not have distinguishable departments. It is also 
> not a specialty store
> - they focus on affordable, main stream household products.
> Going by this description, is there a tag that you think covers this?
> Otherwise I will introduce shop=household.
> Take care,
> --
> martijn van exel -+- mvexel at gmail.com -+- http://www.schaaltreinen.nl/


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