Unusual and not documented shop values in Russia

I created listing of unusual and not documented shop values, maybe it will be useful for mappers: User:Mateusz Konieczny/unusual shop values/Russia - OpenStreetMap Wiki (as defined by Overpass response to “ in Russia”)

Note that “unusual and not documented” does not mean “wrong” - many should be simply documented.

Some may be fixable remotely:

  • clear typos (shop=suupermarket)
  • written in language other than English but with clear mapping to local language (for example shop selling meat in Polish is “mięsny”, so shop=mięsny is clearly shop=butcher)
  • too specialized tags (shop=coal is better tagged as shop=fuel fuel=coal, shop=office_furniture as shop=furniture furniture=office, shop=indian_spices as shop=spices cuisine=indian)
  • very clear duplicates (shop=meat_shop vs shop=butcher)
  • shop with website, maybe even linked in OSM object, that allows establishing proper value of shop tag - it is also worth adding website tag
  • in some cases something is clearly not a shop (shop=factory_producing_widgets is likely man_made=works)
  • needed and valid shop value that should be documented at OSM wiki

Some may require resurvey, if one is luckily in your area you can check it. Contacting original mapper may make sense.

Remember, it is better to not edit than break data in case of tagflidling - better do nothing if unclear or unsure.

Let me know if this list is useful but outdated (I will setup refreshing it in such case) or pointless/problematic (I can delete it if it is causing more problems than benefits).

Some improvements can be made to this list… Maybe mark cases with nearby notes opened already so these can be skipped for now? And mark cases where website link is available so these can be processed first?
Cases on "entries from list of suspicious ones: " list can get explanations why this values are treated as invalid. Maybe more.

(helping here is useful as it allows to reduce number of not needed and pointless top-level shop values, on 2023-08-14 we had 11 215 distinct shop values, vast majority bogus, broken or not needed. Reviewing such lists also allows us to spot missing shop values, problems with documentation and presets. Repeated appearance of shop value may indicate that wiki or presets should be improved. Maybe iD translation is bad or requires additional aliases for easier search? Maybe OSM wiki would benefit from translating it to local language or being more clear?)

(I can also generate such listing for other areas, let me know if someone is interested)


it’s not good way - to “create note if unclear or unsure” cause there’s very weak work with notes in Russian OSM (only several people permanently work with notes).

more effectively is to make comment to changeset or write message to author of unusual shop


I edited suggestions in the post to no longer encourage note creation.

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Growing number of mapped shops in Russia broke listing generator. To keep it working now it is split into regions.

Currently only Moscow region is processed - let me know if you want any other to be enabled


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St. Petersburg :pray: Relation: ‪Санкт-Петербург‬ (‪337422‬) | OpenStreetMap

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Done! Added to User:Mateusz Konieczny/unusual shop values/Russia - OpenStreetMap Wiki

(hopefully names in English are fine, this allows me to be not confused what got enabled and what is still disabled)

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