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Hi As I don't own an Android/iOS smart device, may I ask those who do, to check if the app of their choice (OSMAnd for example) renders shop=ice_cream with an icon*? Please note I'm enquiring about 'shop' not 'amenity', and only those apps/renders which show shops generally.

Two examples which may help: Node = Way =

  • I've always found it surprising ice_cream is classed as an 'amenity' as it isn't a social facility provided for the use of everyone. If most render 'shop' then it might be worthwhile considering swapping over.

asked 23 Jul '19, 17:46

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edited 23 Jul '19, 17:58

Apps I have installed show the second link location:

  • OsmAnd: ice cream cone,
  • a generic shop,
  • Magic Earth: generic shop.
  • Vespucci shows nothing special

As to the naming convention. I can see this one going either way. Ice cream parlors and kiosks tend to take a bulk item and dispense it for the individuals in a similar way to amenity=fuel (but tastier).

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answered 23 Jul '19, 21:06

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edited 23 Jul '19, 21:07


There's some grey area, but as I understand it the naming convention is: shop=ice_cream is a place that primarily sells ice cream as a grocery item (ie packed in tubs) and amenity=ice_cream is a place that serves ice cream to be enjoyed immediately. Similar to the distinction between shop=alcohol vs amenity=bar.

(23 Jul '19, 22:46) jmapb

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