The Tag:shop=mall wiki page says the following:

Because of their size, we'll mostly be mapping these as an Area area around outline of the building (perhaps also with a building=yes tag).

Does this means that the default/encouraged mapping is to map the mall building then create an area around it and tag it as shop=mall?

It seems a bit illogical for me. Actually I would map the building and tag it as building=commercial or retail with the shop=mall tag, then map the area around everything that is used for shopping/mall purposes (like parking lots) and tag it as landuse=retail. Why should I map an area with shop=mall when we think about malls as bulidings?

So what is the proper way to map?

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you might also be interested in reading some discussion on mall vs. shopping centre: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2014-October/019718.html

(20 Nov '14, 10:23) escada

The way you logically would have done it is the right way. Wiki page is here a little bit confusing.

What wiki describes would suit malls that consist of several separate buildings.

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answered 19 Nov '14, 21:20

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