Your description of a mall as an enclosed place makes sense to me, but where I live they seem to call anything a “mall”.
Here is the "Watchung Square Mall”: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/258702838 <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/258702838> and the “Valley Mall”: http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/256668041 <http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/256668041> (both of those are really shopping centers, not malls) Anyway, I avoid the `shop=mall` and `shop=shopping_centre` completely. I usually tag `landuse=retail` for the area and `building=retail` for the buildings. IMO, `shop=*` should really just be for a single shop. > On Oct 21, 2014, at 7:21 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdre...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > To me analyzing the given examples it seems as if a mall was necessarily a > closed place while a shopping center would/could have outdoor connectivity. > They appear to be similar as they both have several independent shops and > collective facilities like toilets and parking. Maybe a mall has to have > restaurants and other eating facilities, while a shopping center doesn't have > to (but could have). I think small sets of shops with collective parking > won't qualify as "mall" but they might constitute a shopping center. > _______________________________________________ > Tagging mailing list > Tagging@openstreetmap.org > https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging
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