At the shop=motorcycle page, I've put together a proposal that tries to "catch" the various variants of motorcycle services (sale, rental, repair, clothes, parts, ...). I've used it successfully for a lot of shops in my surrounding. As the combinations of the services a motorcycle shop offers varies widely, putting them in different shop tags don't make a lot of sense to me. -- Ulfl 19:26, 22 October 2010 (BST)
- I fully agree with the above mentioned, "putting them in different shop tags don't make a lot of sense to me", see KISS principle.
- The existing entries should IMHO be harmonized, to enable frontends to use them. Lots of "repair" shops additionally also offer other services, so it would make more sense to use a single "main" tag with additional "attributes" (instead of a new tag for every aspect). This "cascading" way of tagging / categorizing is already wide spread in OSM.
- There is already a way to tag it cascading : motorcycle:repair=yes , see shop=motorcycle. The problem with "service" is, that not everything offered is a service, for example parts, tyres and clothes. If it's just scooter repair, you may combine it with motorcycle:type=scooter (also not really a service, but an attribute).
- The question is :
- Is the tag shop=motorcycle_repair really useful ? If yes, what's the advantage over a main tag with additional attributes (i.e. shop=motorcycle | motorcycle:repair=yes | motorcycle:sales=no) ?
- When to use the one or the other ? (differentiation necessary)
- Does it generally apply to many shops ? (Most of those I know sell at least used motorcycles beside, usually they sell parts and tyres, so it's no longer a "pure" repair)
- Also compare "Additional keys" in shop=bicycle Rtfm Rtfm (talk) 22:32, 17 April 2017 (UTC)