> 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.
Just a small interjection from a native British speaker. Shopping_centre is the normal term. "mall" is rarely encountered. That said, I appreciate the distinction in question, and not sure that I have much constructive to say. But I do agree that shop= seems like the wrong tag for an area or a building containing multiple shops. as another post said, landuse=retail (or building=retail?) is surely far better. ael _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging