Unusual and not documented shop values in Spain

I created listing of unusual and not documented shop values, maybe it will be useful for mappers: User:Mateusz Konieczny/unusual shop values/Spain - OpenStreetMap Wiki

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=hair_salon vs shop=hairdresser)
  • 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. Or you can create a note and wait for local mapper to resurvey it.
Contacting original mapper may make sense.

Remember, it is better to not edit than break data in case of tagflidling - create note 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Let me know if this list is useful but outdated (I will setup refreshing it in such case) or pointless/problematic (I can delete it if it is causing more problems than benefits).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… Mayvbe 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)


Great listing! Just taking a quick look at it, it’s quite straightforward to fix multiple groups, for instance:

  • call_shop is amenity=internet_cafe
  • household is shop=interior_decoration or household_linen
  • estanco is shop=tobacco
  • bazar is variety_store

In the following days I’ll standardize as much as I can. Will you update the list as they’re fixing?


yes, you can expect more-or-less daily updates (cache last for a single day, list regeneration is triggered semi-manually from my laptop, updates may not happen for example when I am very busy)

I am using taginfo and overpass which have own processing delays, so sometimes update can be further delayed but that should not happen too often.

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shop=factory_producing_widget is probably due to a translation error with a beginner mapper as a shop in english can mean a place to buy things (tienda) and a place to make things (taller), and OSM uses the first meaning

shop=spare_parts is documented in the wiki. What’s the problem with this?

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Is there any standard value for the sport clubs stores? Not only in Spain, but in general. I’ve seen sport, merchandise and gift

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I have seen shop=fan but seems poor choice to me, too easy to confuse with say shop selling ventilation fans

I’ll use gift

It was without status so was not picked up by my processor of wiki documentation.

I added in use in Tag:shop=spare parts: Difference between revisions - OpenStreetMap Wiki - is it correct?