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I browsed the categories at but could not identify the one that matches.

asked 24 Feb '12, 11:12

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try shop=furnace


Does it fit to your purpose?

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answered 24 Feb '12, 12:29

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moszkva ter
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"shop=furnace" isn't used for that in English (it is in American, though). The fact that someone has created a wiki stub for a key does not make it a good reason to use it. In English the nearest equivalent would be "heating" or "hvac" (and along with "furnace", none of these have been used in OSM much, though).

In English a "furnace" is something that you find in a factory that makes steel, not in a house.

(24 Feb '12, 12:50) SomeoneElse ♦

Actually, at least someone was making a wiki stub. If you know a better name for it, you can propose it. But so far, it is the only tag that describes this feature.

BTW, it is also referred to on the german wiki.

(24 Feb '12, 13:06) moszkva ter

Well, I'll take shop=furnace since it is already used ... 44 times. However, I think (as a non non native ...) that heating_device, heating_fuels, heating_furniture would be more obvious terms (for non-Americans).

In my case, the shop sells heating devices that burn wood. (Feu ouvert, âtre, poele à pellets in Belgian French)

Thanks to all.

(24 Feb '12, 16:39) gerdami

There's a list of what people have previously used here.

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answered 24 Feb '12, 11:36

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edited 24 Feb '12, 11:37

Thanks for this very useful link!

(25 Feb '12, 21:44) gerdami

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