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Mark object, for example shop as a street vendor and therefore with limited and no permanent presence
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Status: in usePage for proposal

Roadside stalls in Greece
Street vendors in Samarkand
Permanent shop=kiosk. Such kiosks do not qualify for street_vendor=yes, even if described as "street vendors" in local law
Watermelons sold directly from car. If someone consistently sells at specific location it may be tagged as shop=greengrocer with street_vendor=yes added to make resurvey by other users less complicated and less confusing

Street vendors without constant position are not mappable, but ones that appear consistently at the same location, or location that always have street vendors offering the same products may be mapped.

For example food truck appearing always on the same location on every day, or greengrocer setting up tent on given opening hours with known schedule are verifiable and mappable.

As such shops are at the same worth tagging and disappear completely outside their opening hours it is useful for other mappers to explicitly note this. It allows easier distinguishing between misplaced shops and correctly market street vendors. It gives additional info that such objects should not be deleted without survey during their opening hours. For example, survey of marketplace during night is sufficient to confirm that some roads or buildings are gone but is not sufficient to delete shops operating as street vendors.


Street vendors are on the street (including pedestrianized streets, narrow street or footpaths). Either there are no solid barriers like walls that block access to given location or shops is regularly dismantled.

Street vendors may offer products or services. It includes for example food trucks that are not permanently staying in one place, products sold from cart, portable table, portable or partially dismantled stalls, tent, or by somebody holding products for sale.

Street vendors may sell any kind of product (see shop=* for examples) or service (ranging from shoe cleaning to surfing lessons).

Street vendors may appear outside, under roofs (sometimes special roof over marketplace area) or in public buildings like train stations. They do not have a dedicated permanent buildings.

Permanent shops, also ones inaccessible outside their opening hours (for example in a mall) or hard to recognize (as there is no sign visible outside opening hours) are not street vendors.

It also may be, in rare cases, useful for some data consumers.


Add street_vendor=yes to mark object as a street vendor. Except very unlikely situations street_vendor=no is not useful, street_vendor=* must be always added to primary tag, it is never sufficient on its own.

Note that this tag is not changing what is considered OK to be mapped. Objects without specific location, for example street vendors changing their position each day or not staying at specific location are not mappable as shop=* as it is not possible to mark their location.

It may be also useful to apply it to amenity=marketplace with this characteristics (partially/mostly disappearing), especially in cases where individual sellers are not yet mapped or are not mappable at all.


https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2910306864 - a widely known food truck (see for example https://www.yelp.pl/biz/kie%C5%82baski-z-niebieskiej-nyski-krak%C3%B3w-3 )

During day it is an empty spot on the sidewalk.

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