Mechanical Edits/Math1985 mechanical/Dutch houseware shops

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This edit was executed at 15 December 2015.


I propose to tag all Blokker, Marskramer and Xenos shops in the Netherlands with shop=houseware.

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


The retail chains Blokker, Marskramer and Xenos have so far been tagged with many different shop tags. A discussion in the Dutch forum led to shop=houseware as best possible 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 have discussed 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 houseware, and upload the data.
  • I will do this edit in one changeset per chain 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. No opt-outs have been received.


Matthijs Melissen,