Tag:shop=newsagent

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Suburban Canberra newsagent.jpg
Description
A shop selling newspapers and magazines. Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in openstreetmap-carto
Newsagent-14.svg
Group: Shops
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

A newsagent, newsstand or newspaper stand is a shop primarily selling newspapers, and magazines.

They normally sell a wide range of other convenience items e.g. cigarettes, pens, paper material such as copybooks, sometimes sweets, chocolates and even sandwiches, milk etc.

Newsagents are very common at transport hubs, such as railway stations and airports, e.g., the chain W.H. Smith in Britain.

How to map

Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Tag it with shop=newsagent and name=*.

Tags to use in combination

  • addr=* - the address of this feature
  • opening_hours=* - hours of opening
  • contact:website=* / website=* - website of this feature
  • operator=* - indicates the operator or name of the company operating this feature
  • wheelchair=no/yes/limited - suitable for wheelchairs
  • tobacco=yes if it sell tobacco to but in second activity.

Similar tags

In the grocery, advertising and marketing (FMGC - Fast-moving Consumer Goods in UK, CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods in US) world these are known as the CTN (Confectionery, Tobacco, News) category. In ranging they differ from shop=convenience which typically allocate only a small fraction of space to news and magazines, but many are having to migrate to the latter category, particularly in suburban areas. It is therefore often a matter of judgement which tags to choose.

Use shop=convenience for more general store type shops (may sell newspapers and magazines). A newsagent primarily sells newspapers and magazines.

Use shop=kiosk for a similar shop in a little freestanding kiosk box, e.g. located in the middle of a square, or possibly for a very small box shop as part of a bigger building. This type of outlet is very common in France, Switzerland and Greece. A newsagent is a proper shop, so slightly bigger building or integrated into a bigger building.

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