[OSM-talk] shop=groceries?

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Fri Oct 2 22:22:51 BST 2009

MP wrote:
> 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?
It looks as though farlokko has reverted some (maybe all) back to 
Cheers, Chris

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