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Hi, I am quite now to osm and the answer to my question might be obvious but why does the following filter result in osm-points not being tagged as shops?

key = "shop" & value = "supermarket"

The corresponding polygons are tagged as shops but not all the points. Thank you for clarifying.

asked 08 Dec '17, 12:05

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edited 08 Dec '17, 13:37

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I am currently using the R-package osmdata to download osm data for analysis and not for editing. Do I need to ask the question somewhere else?

(08 Dec '17, 12:11) pabuta
(08 Dec '17, 12:45) SomeoneElse ♦

It really depends on the software you are using. A simple filter software would perhaps give you only the nodes, ways, and relations that do indeed match your rule, but in most cases knowing that "there is a way tagged as shop=supermarket" but not knowing where that way is, isn't all that helpful - hence many filter programs will helpfully add the nodes required to build the way's geometry. These nodes will then of course not carry the supermarket tags.

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answered 08 Dec '17, 12:23

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