Mechanical Edits/Math1985 mechanical/Action

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This edit was executed at 15 November 2015.


The chain Action has been imported in 2014 by rivw. All shops have been given the tag shop=department_store. However, the tag shop=variety_store seems more suitable.

I therefore propose to change for all objects with a name starting with 'Action' and a tag shop=department_store, to change the latter tag to shop=variety_store.

An overview of affected shops in the Netherlands can be found through Overpass Turbo:


The chain has been imported with an incorrect shop tag.

I will take the following measurements to guarantee community support and minimize the risk of incorrect edits:

  • I will follow, of course, the Automated Edits code of conduct.
  • I have created the current page to document this automatic edit.
  • I will discuss this edit at the 'users: Netherlands' forum (link).

Technical implementation

  • I will use JOSM combined with Overpass.
  • I will download the data from Overpass, and manually select the Netherlands only. Subsequently, I will change the shop tag to variety_store, and upload the data.
  • I will do this edit within one changeset with tags "mechanical=yes" and "comment=Correct shop tag, see".
  • This is expected to be a one-time edit. If the need arises for a new round of mass renaming, this will be discussed with the community again.
  • I will allow users to opt-out. If users want me not to touch some objects, they can contact me in the forum or by e-mail.


If you want to register particular areas or objects for an opt-out, please let me know in the forum or by e-mail. No opt-outs have been received.


Matthijs Melissen,