I was looking for a state alcohol shop in Lund Sweden (http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=55.705917&lon=13.188067&zoom=18&layers=M)--my wife was sure that it was there but I didn't see it on the default (mapnik?) map. I found it in person then went to add it to the map to find it was there, with all details entered correctly (tag shop=alcohol). Why do some shops show up on the map and not others?

asked 11 Nov '12, 09:45

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There is an almost infinite number of potential "shop" values, but only the most common ones have icons in the Mapnik style. At the time of writing, these are

  • bakery
  • bicycle
  • butcher
  • car
  • car_repair
  • clothes (and fashion)
  • convenience
  • department_store
  • doityourself
  • florist
  • hairdresser
  • supermarket

There is no "generic" shop icon (that could be used for "some shop but none of the above").

The relevant code is in http://svn.openstreetmap.org/applications/rendering/mapnik/inc/layer-amenity-points.xml.inc - the usual way to suggest enhancements to the Mapnik style is opening a ticket on trac.openstreetmap.org, ideally with a patch and a suitable SVG icon attached.

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answered 11 Nov '12, 10:16

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