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How can I tag a node in OSM to differentiate between shops that sell goods that cater to only one of the following types of customers:

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
  3. Industrial

For example, let's consider a shop that sells ovens.

A single home owner is going to be looking for a shop to buy a residential oven. A residential oven is less than one cubic meter. It fits under the counter in a home. It has a fairly inexact range of temperatures and few features. These types of ovens work fine for most homes, but it's not going to suffice for a business that needs to bake 700 loaves of bread per day.

A bakery is going to be looking to be looking for a shop to buy a commercial oven. A commercial oven is going to be fairly large, possibly a few cubic meters. It will have finer control of its temperatures and have some advanced features, such as steam control. This would be too large & expensive for a single home, but it's not going to suffice for a business that needs to produce tens of thousands of loaves per day.

A large-scale industrial bread manufacturer is going to be looking for a shop that can help them build an industrial oven. An industrial oven is going to be extremely large, likely with a continuous-feed convener running loaves of bread through it constantly. It's going to need a host of computers to maintain its numerous heating elements, sensors, and advanced features.

Here, ovens is just an example. In general, almost every type of shop= that can be tagged on OSM can be split into these categories.

How can OSM contributors differentiate between shops that sell residential, commercial, and industrial goods with tags?

asked 18 Jan, 22:51

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edited 18 Jan, 22:53


I would consider only the first place (selling to residential customers) to be a shop.

Buyers would surely go to either a factory or a commercial premises to buy a commercial or industrial oven?

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answered 20 Jan, 20:57

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In my country there are shops that sell residential kitchen supplies and shops that sell commercial kitchen supplies. The shop that sells commercial kitchen supplies is not a factory. Are you suggesting the shop that sells commercial kitchen supplies should not be listed on OSM at all?

(20 Jan, 22:54) maltfield

No, I'm saying it's not a shop, as shops are for retail sales. I would tag the building a commercial building.

(20 Jan, 23:14) Mikey Co

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