|Identifies which branch (of a local, national or international group) this object represents.|
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|Status: In use|
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This key is used to describe the name of a branch, usually a unique name or identifier to help distinguish physical locations operating under a single larger brand name. The original proposal.
When querying for nearby shops, restaurants, fuel stations, etc in navigators such as Osmand, various branches of say the restaurant chain McDonalds often all show up in the resulting list under the same name, distinguished only by distance. If you are travelling in a specific direction and would prefer to visit a branch close to your general route this can be rather unhelpful.
The name of a branch can take various forms. For smaller towns with only one branch, it could be the name of the town. For cities with multiple branches, it could be the name of a neighborhood, street or intersection. Names of people are also sometimes used.