[OSM-talk] shop=groceries?

MP singularita at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 22:07:25 BST 2009

I notices few days ago user farlokko changed many shop=groceries into
shop=greengrocer worldwide.

The changeset is http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/2562959

I think this change is wrong, at least for most nodes in czech
republic - I know about nodes that I've added and only small part
(perhaps one out of ten) of them are actually greengrocers, according
to my knowledge. Most of them are ordinary grocery stores. Some of
them even have no or very little selection of fruit and vegetables.

The greengrocer is shop that sells fruits and vegetables (in czech
language usually called "Ovoce a zelenina") and no other type of food
- according to what is at
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dgreengrocer and what
would the name suggest.

The groceries (I found shop=groceries at rejected features, though it
was widely used, JOSM has it in presets, etc ..) should be used for
shops selling general food (not only fruit and vegetables), but that
do not sell anything other than food (like shop=convenience) and are
small (so shop=supermarked won't fit to them) - at least this is what
I think. In czech these are called "Potraviny", or "Večerka" if they
have closing time very late in night.

So the question is how to tag shops selling only food that are small?
Should shop=groceries be used (and perhaps somehow added to map
features or proposed features, or some other tag should be used?

And should that changeset that converted shop=groceries into
shop=greengrocer be reverted?


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