Hi, I am generally skeptical of us becoming more and more a business directory.
I think that objects in the real world have some real-world, observable properties, like a house that has a certain form and height, or a sign that has been put up, or a bench, and while these properties can change, it will usually involve some construction and not happen willy-nilly. I am in favour of mapping such things. On the other hand, there are commercial and policy things, like: Does this shop accept credit cards, does this shop sell vegan food, or how many varieties of chocolate bars does this shop stock, and does this museum open on Sundays? While I can see that this information is interesting in some situations, these properties can change on a whim. A supermarket chain can introduce paper bags today, discontinue them next week, and re-introduce plastic bags next month. Do we really want to go into that effort of trying to actively represent what products are sold and under what conditions? Do we even have a remote hope of achieving a level of completeness and timeliness that makes this usable? Where does it stop? Bye Frederik -- Frederik Ramm ## eMail frede...@remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33" _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging